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Capt. Haddock to Have the Olympic and Hears of It by Wireless
The White Star liner Majestic in on Wednesday night, swapped wireless
sentiments at sea on Wednesday afternoon with her big sister, the Oceanic,
bound eastward and congratulated Capt. Herbert J. Haddock, commander of the
latter ship, also Commander of the Bath and of the Royal Naval Reserve, on
his promotion.

Capt. Haddock asked for particulars and was told that he had been selected
by the White Star Line to take charge of the new colossus, the Olympic,
which will go into service next summer.

The Majestic also brought the news of the selection of Capt. Ted Smith,
commodore of the White Star fleet, as the commander of the Olympic's sister
ship, the Titanic, which will follow the Olympic on the New York service.
Capt. Smith has the Adriatic, which sailed yesterday for Queenstown.

The Olympic is too long for any of the Chelsea docks and it is a problem how
she will be berthed when she gets here. The line has asked the Government
to lengthen the piers in the the Hudson. If they are not lengthened it is
said that the big ship will dock anyhow and and let about eighty feet of her
hull project into the river. There is no law against that, and ships that
run into her, it is said, may be held responsible.

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