RMS Olympic HMS Hawke Collision 20 September 1911

PITAI

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The keel was never damaged. The Hawke did not go so deep into the Olympic. Aside from the reports in the article of Mark Chirnside mentioned in the above posted link (post #37) it was also photographed.
The "damaged keel" is a lie made up by Robin Gardiner and Co.

Even if it was damaged it could have been removed, cut off the stern and build a new one as they did with the Suevic bow. H&W had already done that with other ships and even have experience in extending a ship (by adding a new "middle" part).
It occurred to me that there's something else about the collision between the Olympic and the Hawke that wasn't addressed; the difference in draught. Hawke, at most, was 24 feet deep into the water but Olympic could get up to 34 feet and 7 inches. That's 10 feet and 7 inches of difference in height. How exactly would that damage the bottom of the ship?
 
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the difference in draught. Hawke, at most, was 24 feet deep into the water but Olympic could get up to 34 feet and 7 inches. That's 10 feet and 7 inches of difference in height. How exactly would that damage the bottom of the ship?
No chance it would! From the photographs showing outside the damage it is clear many feet above the keel.
The made up claim by Gardiner&Co, is not only that the Hawke damaged the keel of the Olympic but also got deep into the ship damaging the turbine! And the only "proof" they had for them is that the centre prop was not used when sailing back and the made up claim of a port list. The accident was in September and she was back in service late November. Where are the reports/evidence that she had since November 1911 a port list? Instead we have a claim she had that list and then the quote of Titanic passengers Chambers & Beelsey which are taken out of context.
 

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When Olympic received a large hole in the hull from HMS Hawke collision.
How was the temporary wooden boards fasten to the ship before returning to back to Belfast? Would the ship be watertight to?