Titanic Passengers on Olympic


I read in Mark's book that a number of Titanic passengers were on a voyage of the Olympic in February 1912 including JJ Astor and Margaret Brown. I remember reading a few years back that Archibald Gracie visited the Olympic when she was in New York while he was writing 'The Truth About the Titanic' to jog his memory about the Titanic's layout.

It made me wonder what other people made famous by the Titanic travelled on Olympic and if they made any statement of comparison between the two ships?

Stuart
 

Trevor Powell

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Hi Stuart, while not directly a Titanic passenger, I know for fact that Mrs.Guggenheim sailed onboard the Olympic in 1913, returning to New York on the Mauretania.
 
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Stuart,

While Margaret Brown and the Astors were on the Olympic, they were on the January 24, 1912 sailing. Among fellow passengers on that same voyage who would later be on the Titanic were also Bruce Ismay and Mr. Klaber.

Other than whatever Gracie wrote, I haven't seen any other accounts of Titanic passengers comparing the two ships after the Titanic disaster except for Edith Rosenbaum, who said when she crossed on the Olympic after the Titanic, Franklin booked her into the same cabin.

In the passenger section of ET is a good thread discussing Titanic passengers that sailed on the Olympic. You can find it here:

https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/discus/messages/5811/7369.html#POST32034

Regards,

Daniel.
 
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Hello,

As a small clarification, the book states (at the bottom of page 97) that those Titanic passengers were on the January 24th 1912 voyage. Daniel was the researcher who kindly shared that information, so the book is correct and refers to the January crossing -- not February 1912.

Best wishes,

Mark.
 
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Marshall Drew crossed in October 1911 on Olympic with Uncle James and Aunt Lulu, all on their way to Cornwall to stay with Marshall's Grandmother Drew. Walter Lord also made some crossings on Olympic.
 
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Hi, Trevor:

"….Randy--didn't Lucile cross over on the Olympic at some point?…."

No, not so far as I know. She preferred Cunard or the German lines. I could be wrong but I believe that Titanic was the first White Star ship she’d ever taken. She liked Lusitania best, calling it "Lucile-tania," so it definitely impressed her!

If memory serves, the only other WSL ship Lucile sailed on was Adriatic in 1919.

Dorothy and Pauline Gibson took Olympic in 1913, and as Daniel has mentioned, so did Edith Russell (then Rosenbaum). Edith also was on Olympic in the early 1920s but I forget exactly when.

Randy
 
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Hi Randy,

Edith also was on Olympic in the early 1920s but I forget exactly when.
She arrived in New York from Cherbourg on December 20th 1922, as I have it noted down.

Walter Lord's voyage was from July 1926. Quite an empty voyage as I recall, I think there were something like six or seven hundred passengers. 1926 was the worst year in the 1920s.

Best wishes,

Mark.
 

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Thanks Randy. I believe Lucile may have sailed aboard the Oceanic as well as there was once an Oceanic passenger list on ebay with her name on it. Interesting about her passion towards the Lusitania. Did she feel the same towards the Mauretania?
 

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