What exactly did Britannic look like inside when all was said and done


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Jeffrey Word

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Hello out there.

I'm sorry if this comes as a "stupid question" to some, but I'm wondering just what exactly Britannic's interiors ended up looking like after her conversion into a hospital ship.

I've seen VERY few photographs taken inside the Britannic, and usually they're of people, not actual interior shots. So you don't really see much as far as interior goes.

I know that most of the nice stuff was either never put on the ship, or taken out due to the conversion. I just wonder what places like what-would-have been the First Class dining room, the grand staircase, the smoking room, lounge, etc.

Was it all just metal piping and steel beams after the conversion? Or were there still hints of opulence throughout bits and pieces of the ship? I'm really curious as to what they ended up using where the grand staircase itself would have gone. For stairs I mean. And what it looked like.

Just a few questions I figured some of the brains in these forums could answer.

Thanks guys and gals!

Jeff.
 
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>>I'm sorry if this comes as a "stupid question" to some, but I'm wondering just what exactly Britannic's interiors ended up looking like after her conversion into a hospital ship.<<

I understand it was reletively bare. Reletively because some of the staterooms had been finished and nobody thought it worthwhile to yank it all out. The rest was left as is. If you want a really comprehensive source of information, then click on Hospital Ship Britannic
 
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Jeffrey Word

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Thanks Michael! That is indeed a good site. I just spent about an hour there looking through info. I still wish there were a photo of what was used in place of the wooden grand staircase. That's always been my favorite room on all 3 ships and that's why I'm curious to find out how ugly Britannic's ended up since it was never built. Probably a simple metal stairwell with a metal/steel landing. I've seen a picture of I think 3 nurses standing in front of where the clock would go and there were just 2 simple hand railings leading to the landing. It just doesn't show the larger descending section. Hmm. Maybe one will surface one day. Thanks Michael for the link though, it's a good one!

Jeff.
 
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Jeffrey Word

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Wow. From looking at drawings based on fact of what the ship was to look like inside, it was going to be kind of loud. VERY bright clashing colors, overly-elaborate wood finishings in my opinion. Almost Gothic looking. It's a neat idea, I just personally think the Olympic and Titanic were much prettier inside that what the Britannic would have turned out to have been. But hey, that's just my opinion. Someone else might think Britannic would have been the best looking of the three. It's still neat to see how it would have evolved from it's predecessors though.
 

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