The Germanic was planned to be a replacement for Titanic after her fateful maiden voyage. There are other names for her also, one being Homeric. Due, however, to the outbreak of the Great War, Germanic/Homeric was never built, and never (to my knowledge) got off the drawing board. At the end of the war, the White Star got Norddeustcher Lloyd's Columbus and named her Homeric, and the HAPAG's Bismarck and renamed her Majestic - the largest ship in the world at the time. I hope this helps.
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I'm chasing Germanic I not the proposed Titanic replacement.
I've sent email's out to the builders and to National Maritime Museum to see it I can get plans.
Came across a firm in Germany that makes a small model.
I'll keep digging I like this transition period between steam and sail both in war ships like HMS Warrior and lines like Germanic, Great Eastern and Great Western.
Small world Alex, I'm in Maiden Gully, I run Egan's Earth on the corner of Olympic Pde and Marong rd.
I have a workshop set up their for my ship building drop in some time or give me a ring on 54471999
The old White Star liner Germanic went ashore near Hora lighthouse in the Sea of Marmora and slowly began breaking up. Sad news was this to sea-loving oldtimers who remembered her trim lines, her square-rigged sails and two funnels amidships when she was (in the 1870's) the finest [?; might be "fastest"] transatlantic steamship. At that time, she could cross from Queenstown to Manhattan in 7 days, 10 hr., 50 min. In 1895 she was equipped with new engines and driven the same distance in 6 days, 21 hr., 38 min. But when faster ships were built she was relegated to the Canadian emigrant service, rechristened the Ottawa. Later on, the Turkish navy bought her, used her in the World War, when she was torpedoed in the Dardanelles. Salvaged, she was made a Black Sea freighter, called the Gulcemah, in which capacity she was serving when stranded last week.
In col. 3 p. 32 TIME, Jan. 19 appears an article describing the recent stranding of the old White Star liner Germanic in the Sea of Marmora. To the majority of your readers this news item might not be particularly interesting, but to me it is very much so. I came from Queenstown to Manhattan in the Spring of 1879, 52 years ago, on that same liner Germanic, and remember quite well how she was then classed as one of the fastest steamships. For some years afterwards I would occasionally hear of this steamship, but I had lost all trace of her for a number of years until I read the article. Being a Charter Subscriber of TIME, I feel that this is a case of one old friend (TIME) helping me locate another old friend (S.S. Germanic).
HARRY A. VAGG
Your article concerning the old Germanic under People naturally brought back old memories. In 1921 I cruised about the Mediterranean aboard her. At that time she had been rechristened Gul Djemal a Turkish word meaning "Cheeks of Rose." We were captured by the Greeks who were then at war with the Turkish Nationalists, and this helped round out her long string of accidents and adventures . . . .