TITANIC'S SISTER OLYMPIC WW1 DAZZLE SCHEME

Eric Longo

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Hi Mike,

I think the answer lies in the paint scheme - compare the Drewry image with some images of the Mauretania at Gallipoli in 1915 (you can find some in JM-G's Dazzle and Drab). In the Drewry image the side of the Promenade Deck, beneath the Boat Deck, is painted black from just aft of the starboard running light straight on back. The cowl vents are somewhat visible - the easiest to see are those by the Bridge, but I believe the Lusitania had cowl vents there by 1915 so I the best clue is the paint scheme I think.

Best,
Eric
 
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Ellen Grace Butland

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There's no record anywhere of Lucy being anywhere near Mudros at any time. Ship seems to have a shorter 'nose' and no high ventilators on foredeck than Aquitania. Can the photo be dated? I would venture to say it is Mauretania, there seems hints of the cowls along top of house and the two behind bridge are visible - and M is known to have been at Mudros as was Olympic.