Olympic's 3 April 1912 departure


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When Olympic left Southampton for New York on the 3 April 1912.
Did she take the same route out as Titanic did? And pass the same ships tied up?
 

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Thanks for the reply. I am just trying to get a feel why the Olympic avoided the hydrostatic (suction pull in) as a occurred with Titanic and New York liner?
 
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New York was tied up at a different berth alone as well as Oceanic when Olympic left. They were then tied up side by side at berth 38/39 and remained there until Titanic left.
 

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New York and Oceanic ships was the two of the five ships where 4,427 tons was remove for Titanic. Do we know what dates did this take place? And how much from each ship?
 

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Back to the 4.427 tons of coal removed from five other ships for Titanic in Southampton.
Trying to picture what 4,427 tons looks like? If I when to my local builders yard and ordered a ton of sand in a squire yard/meter bag. That's a lot bags cover quite a large area. How many bags of coal in a ton? If the bags were 56lb each that 40 bags per ton. For 4,427 tons that just over 177,000 bags to be filled from the ships coal bunkers and brought up from 3 decks below! Or was there a hoist, and many men required for the job to? Certainly sounds like a lot of back breaking work.
We hear the coal strike was to finished by the 6th April.
So who came up with this idea in the first place? But more important who was to authorised for this to take place?
 

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