Olympic Hastily Equpped With 68 Boats

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La Touraine Guards Her, on Maiden Trip;

Olympic Hastily Equpped With 68 Boats.


Special Cable to the Examiner

Paris, April 21--La France, the newest and largest French transatlantic liner, left Havre today on her maiden voyage to New York.  She carries 1,250 passengers.  As a special precaution La Touraine, another of the same company's vessels, left shortly after La France, and will act as the new liner's escort on her maiden trip.

Southampton, April 21--The White Star liner Olympic, sister shp of the ill-fated Titanic, will sail for New York on Wednesday carrying the most elaborate life-saving equipment ever placed on an ocean-going vessel.

The Olympic heretofore has carried only as many lifeboats as the insufficient number aboard the Titanic.  However, a large force of men is now engaged installing forty new lifeboats and collapsible boats on the vessel and in addition about twelve rafts.  This will give her a total equipment of sixty-eight small craft.



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Relates to Place:

Le Havre, Normandy, France
New York City, New York, United States
Paris, France
Southampton, Hampshire, England

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Thomas E. Golembiewski


Encyclopedia Titanica (2012) Olympic Hastily Equpped With 68 Boats (Chicago Examiner, Monday 22nd April 1912, ref: #19171, published 29 September 2012, generated 20th June 2021 04:28:01 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/olympic-hastily-equpped-with-68-boats.html