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OLYMPIC

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OLYMPIC AND TITANIC : MAIDEN VOYAGE MYSTERIES
Voyage29th April 2007
Mark Chirnside and Sam Halpern
Charting the maiden voyage route...
OLYMPIC & TITANIC : BUILDING OF THE HULLS
The Shipbuilder
Key aspects in the construction of the Olympic and Titanic hulls...
RMS OLYMPIC: THE EARLY YEARS
Titanica!7th February 2011
Michael Poirier
It's easy to start the story of Olympic by talking about a limousine pulling up in front of Downshire House. However this has been over-used in many...
'THE SHIPBUILDER' SPECIAL EDITION - TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Shipbuilder
Table of contents and illustrations for the special edition, Olympic and Titanic issue, June 1911...
THE MYSTERY OF TITANIC'S CENTRAL PROPELLER
Titanica!5th May 2008
Mark Chirnside
A unique engineering notebook helps unravel an enduring Titanic mystery...
TITANIC'S CENTRE PROPELLER: THE STEPHEN PIGOTT EVIDENCE
Titanica!26th October 2020
Mark Chirnside
Newly found evidence documents changes to Titanic’s propeller configuration...
THE CHEEK OF WILLIAM WELLER
Titanica!3rd June 2004
Senan Molony
After the Hawke collision Able Seaman William Clifford Weller was annoyed that he would lose out on wages for the voyage......
Titanica!
Alec Bagot
Memoirs of a Marconi operator...
SPEED AND REVOLUTIONS
Titanica!18th September 2007
Samuel Halpern
Propelling the ship of dreams...
CARPATHIA AND THE TITANIC RESCUE
Titanica!6th July 2021
Sir James Bisset
Second Officer of the Carpathia recalls a dramatic night...
LAST LAP OF THE LARGEST
Titanica!12th February 2010
Senan Molony
10 April 1912 marked Olympic's last arrival as the largest liner in the world...
THE MYSTERY OF MARCH 22, 1909 AND TITANIC’S KEEL-BLOCKS
Titanica!16th January 2010
Brad Payne
When were Titanic's keel blocks laid....
THE 'OLYMPIC' CLASS SHIPS: OLYMPIC, TITANIC, BRITANNIC (REVISED EDITION)
Titanic Review3rd January 2012
Art Braunschweiger
Review of Mark Chirnside's ‘Olympic’ Class Ships: Olympic – Titanic – Britannic...
RMS OLYMPIC BY BRIAN HAWLEY
Titanic Review5th September 2012
Mike Poirier and Stuart Kelly
Mike Poirier and Stuart Kelly review Brian Hawley's book on Titanic's sister ship RMS Olympic...
RACING THROUGH THE NIGHT : OLYMPIC'S ATTEMPT TO REACH TITANIC
Titanic Review17th November 2011
Michael Poirier
The story of Olympic's abortive 350 mile dash to save Titanic....
THE OLYMPIC CLASS SHIPS: OLYMPIC, TITANIC, BRITANNIC
Titanic Review6th December 2004
Michael Tennaro
In this new book, Chirnside has done the triplets proud, with a thoroughly researched history of each of these vessels. ...
TITANIC'S PRIME MOVER
Titanica!9th July 2007
Samuel Halpern
An Examination of Propulsion and Power...
Capt. Haddock Undergoes Five-Day Ordeal Which Would Wreck Most Men's Nerves --- Five Years Is the Outside Limit That Human Endurance Can Resist Such Strain --- At $5...
A TITANIC DINNER IN AN OLYMPIC HOUSE
Titanica!21st November 2012
Stuart Kelly
Stuart Kelly recalls an unexpected invitation and a memorable... and extensive Titanic themed meal in an newly discovered RMS Olympic panelled room....
THE FORGOTTEN DRILLS ABOARD TITANIC
Titanica!30th January 2018
Ioannis Georgiou
Were the Titanic's lifeboats ever tested and her crew properly trained to lower them?...
AN 'OLYMPIC' CLASS PROPULSION SYSTEM
Titanica!25th June 2001
Mark Chirnside
How the White Star Line's greatest ships were propelled....
OLYMPIC'S MAIDEN STOP IN CHERBOURG Note handwritten date: 14 June 1911 (1st stop)...
THE INFAMOUS WATERTIGHT DOOR INDICATOR : MYSTERY SOLVED
Titanica!2nd September 2015
Brad Payne
Brad Payne discovers evidence that suggests Titanic was fitted with a visual watertight door indicator......
I SURVIVED THE TITANIC
Titanica!10th May 2020
Edith L. Rosenbaum
Edith Rosenbaum's Detailed Account of the Titanic Disaster...
OLYMPIC & TITANIC : PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION
The Shipbuilder
Olympic and Titanic to provide passenger accommodation of unrivalled extent and magnificence......
TITANIC CITATION CATALOG
Titanica!21st October 2006
Captain Charles B. Weeks
I created this document to assist Titanic researchers. I have found it maddening to have to thumb through numerous books to find a particular citation on a certain subject. Using this document you ...
IT'S A CQD OLD MAN: 41.46 NORTH, 50.14 WEST
Titanica!9th January 2009
Samuel Halpern
This two-part article is primarily concerned with how the Titanic’s reported distress positions came about, and why they were so far west of the now known position of the ...
TITANIC AT 100: A PERSONAL JOURNEY
Titanica!22nd April 2012
Malcolm Bowen Niedner, Jr.
Rare glass plate lantern slides of Titanic and Captain Smith...
THE LAYING OF TITANIC’S KEEL
Titanica!6th November 2020
Brad Payne
March 22nd vs. March 31st...
OLYMPIC, TITANIC & BRITANNIC: AN ISSUE OF FINANCE
Titanica!13th January 2021
Mark Chirnside
One remarkable statistic is that the cost of building the three Olympic class ships was more, in cash terms, than the value of the entire White Star Line fleet....
TITANIC'S VOYAGE FROM BELFAST TO SOUTHAMPTON APRIL 2ND
Titanica!1st November 2021
Brad Payne
Sea Trials and Delivery to Southampton...
A THOROUGH ANALYSIS OF THE CAVE LIST
Titanica!1st April 2004
Daniel Klistorner
View the Encyclopedia Titanica transcription of the Cave ListThis simple incomplete copy of a cabin list fo...
CENTENARY OF RMS OLYMPIC'S LAUNCH
Belfast Titanic Society14th October 2010
BELFAST TITANIC SOCIETY COMMEMORATES CENTENARY OF RMS OLYMPIC’S LAUNCH The Belfast Titanic Society will mark 100 years since the launch of Titanic’s sister sh...
COLD STARTING THE TITANIC
Titanica!13th January 2018
Stephen Carey
How to start the engines on an ocean liner...
Filson Young
The classic text of Titanic by Filson Young...
OLYMPIC & TITANIC : TRIALS OF THE OLYMPIC, AND DEPARTURE FROM BELFAST
The Shipbuilder
31st May 1911 saw both the launch of the Titanic and the departure from Belfast of the Olympic...
SWITCH THEORY FOUNDERS IN A SEA OF EVIDENCE
Titanic Review12th July 2004
Monica Hall
OLYMPIC & TITANIC - The Truth Behind The Conspiracy by Steve Hall and Bruce Beveridge...
AN ANALYSIS OF TITANIC'S VERTICAL AND LATERAL WATERTIGHT DOORS
Titanica!30th June 2017
Brad Payne
A detailed description of the design and operation of Titanic's watertight doors....
OLYMPIC & TITANIC : THE PROPELLING MACHINERY
The Shipbuilder
A detailed description of the Titanic's engines, propellers and other equipment, with illustrations....
Western People13th April 1912
The completion of the "Titanic" at Harland and Wolf's great Belfast Ship-building yard marks a further stage in the progress of British shipping and ship building, and in the development of the White ...
THE LAST LOG OF THE TITANIC
Titanica!31st January 2001
David G. Brown
A reevaluation of the fatal collision....
AUCTIONING THE WALLACE HARTLEY TITANIC VIOLIN
Titanica!7th November 2013
Stuart Kelly
Stuart Kelly describes the excitement and tension of the auction of the most valuable Titanic artefact ever sold....
FEATURES OF FITTING OUT
Titanica!7th August 2020
Brad Payne
The giant floating crane and the Jackal...
OLYMPIC & TITANIC : WORKING ARRANGEMENTS OF THE SHIPS
The Shipbuilder
The working arrangements on board the Olympic and Titanic are necessarily on a scale in keeping with the great size of the vessels. The number of crew employed on board each ship ...
OLYMPIC & TITANIC : THE WHITE STAR LINE
The Shipbuilder
THE completion of the immense liner Olympic, to be followed very shortly by the sister ship Titanic, the largest ships in the world, adds yet another triumph of shipbuilding and e...
OLYMPIC FITTINGS TO BE SOLD OFF
Hexham Courant21st May 2004
Helen Compson
Summer 2004 news report...
TITANIC'S SUPREME SURVIVOR
Titanica!13th December 2006
Senan Molony
How the President of the Board of Trade misled parliament and got away with it...
OLYMPIC & TITANIC : EVOLUTION OF THE DESIGN
The Shipbuilder
THE evolution of the Atlantic liner of to-day has been one of the most remarkable achievements in the scientific progress and commercial activity of modern times. It is difficult to realize that on...
OLYMPIC & TITANIC : THE BUILDERS OF THE “OLYMPIC” AND “TITANIC.”
The Shipbuilder
Description of Harland & Wolff's Queen's Island Works...
SHIPYARD ACCIDENT
Ballymena Weekly Telegraph12th February 1910
TWO MEN KILLED. THIRD SERIOUSLY INJURED...
Chicago Examiner20th December 1911
Admiralty Court Renders Decision in Olympic Collision Case...
A LINER TO ECLIPSE THE OLYMPIC
Weekly Irish Times21st September 1912
A New LeviathanThe new Atlantic liner which Messrs Harland and Wolff Limited are building for the White Star Line will eclipse in size and tonnage the Olympic and the ill-fated Titanic. T...
Unidentified Newspaper9th April 1913
White Star Liner Arrives After Six Months Undergoing Alterations for Safety...
OLYMPIC ARTEFACTS TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1934!
White Star Memories4th March 2010
RMS Olympic's registration document has been reunited with its original leather wallet! after some 70 odd years apart! The two a were last together when the WSL was sold off and Olympic was scrapp...
VIOLET'S BARREN WHITE STAR WEDDING
Titanica!27th April 2011
Senan Molony
The story of Titanic survivor Violet Jessop's short-lived marriage revealed for the first time....
THOMAS ANDREWS - TITANIC DESIGNER
Titanic Stories1st August 2011
Titanic Stories
The undoubted hero of the story of the titanic is Thomas Andrews, chief naval architect, managing director of the design department at Harland and Wolff and the leader of the Guarantee Group. ...
TITANIC: THE HINGLEY ANCHORS
Titanica!11th September 2012
Jonathan Smith
The story of Titanic's centre anchor...
ON TITANIC'S BRIDGE Art Braunschweiger
Who did what on Titanic's Navigating Bridge?...
THE TRIALS OF ELOISE HUGHES SMITH
Titanica!25th July 2015
Brandon Whited
The only woman in the world who in just a year's time made her debut, got engaged, married, survived the Titanic, became a widow, and then a mother...
OLYMPIC & TITANIC : THE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
The Shipbuilder
Description of electrical arrangements on the Olympic and Titanic...
New York Times31st December 1911
No Worry in Washington, Where He Is to Testify Some Time About Steel andMoney---NOT ON PASSENGER LIST---Lords Deceis [sic; should be "Decies"] and Camoys, with ...
ROCKETS, LIFEBOATS, AND TIME CHANGES
Titanica!4th March 2010
Samuel Halpern
The story of what took place on the tramp steamer Californian the night of April 14, 1912, is one of those tales that cause some people to argue and fight, and ...
ROSTRON'S LOST REPORT
Titanica!13th June 2010
Senan Molony
Titanic survivors could have been marooned in the Azores! Captain Rostron of the Carpathia considered landing them in the mid-Atlantic island chain for their treatment ...
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BIG NECK NICHOLS?
Titanica!10th July 2015
Brad Payne
Was Titanic's Quartermaster sent below never to return?...
FILM OF THE OLYMPIC Film of the RMS Olympic probably after her maiden voyage arrival in New York....
LIGHTOLLER'S TITANIC ACCOUNT Charles Herbert Lightoller
Extract from 'The Titanic and Other Ships'...
OLYMPIC AND TITANIC RMS Titanic and RMS Olympic meet for the last time in Belfast in March 1912....
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 w...
The Living Age18th February 1911
Today, a floating city; tomorrow, a floating island. No other word is spacious enough for the gigantic ships now coming into existence.Next midsummer the largest ship in the World will ...
New York Times6th June 1911
Capt. Haddock to Head White Star Line at Increased Pay...
The New York Times19th July 1911
Five Days, 13 Hours, 20 Minutes from Daunt's Rock to the Lightship --- The new White Star liner Olympic, which arrived in Quarantine last night and anchored, has m...
New York Times24th January 1912
Nine Hundred First Cabin Passengers on Olympic, Cedric, and Lapland---More than 1,200 cabin passengers, of whom nearly 900 will be in the first cabin, will sail from New York for Europe to...
Washington Times17th April 1912
As Captain of Olympic Smith's Vessel Hit British Cruiser Last Fall---If the twentieth century retained a belief in the power of malignant spirits and the human passions of natural forces, ...
Chicago Tribune18th April 1912
Capt. Smith Declared to Friends He Would Sink with the Vessel A woman living here whose husband is an officer on the White Star liner Irishman, tells an incident about the ...
As Usual, Financier Refuses to Discuss Any Subject --- J. Pierpont Morgan returned from Europe yesterday on the White Star liner Olympic, He was met at Quarantine by his son. J. ...
Hampshire Independent17th August 1912
SOUTHAMPTON CROWN COURTThere was a further batch of Titanic cases at the Southampton County Court on Tuesday, before His Honour Judge Gye, but they possessed no feature of s...
New York Times14th June 1924
White Star Liner Was Biggest Ship Ever Built in Viscount’s Yards---DIED ON WAY FROM TROPICS---Great Shipbuilder, Near Death, Insisted on Being Carried Out to See Panama Canal...
The Times12th October 1935
CIVIC RECEPTION ON BOARD AT JARROWThe liner Olympic (45,439 tons gross) sailed from Southampton last evening on her last voyage to Jarrow, where she is to be broken up. Among the hundred ...
The Times14th October 1935
Farewell Salute From Sirens...
New York Times6th October 1946
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Oct. 5 (AP)---Capt. Herbert James Haddock, a former commodore of the old White Star Line, died today. His age was 85. During the first World War he commanded a dummy ...
EXCUSE SENDING ... AM HALF ASLEEP
Titanica!17th March 2002
Jemma Hyder
The experience of Carpathia Wireless Operator Harold Cottam...
HONOUR & GLORY: CROWING TIME!
Titanica!20th August 2007
Senan Molony
What did Titanic's famous grand staircase clock symbolise?...
A VISIT TO TITANIC BELFAST
Titanic Review13th April 2012
Stuart Kelly
Stuart Kelly visits the Titanic Belfast exhibition...
TITANIC II
Titanic News19th March 2013
Stuart Kelly
Stuart Kelly attended the recent Titanic II press conference and gala dinner and gives his impressions of Clive Palmer's ambitious project to create a Titanic for the 21st century....
SLADE BROTHERS: THE REAL STORY?
Titanica!1st February 2019
Clive Sweetingham
Why did the three brothers miss the sailing of the Titanic?...
A TITANIC MYSTERY: EXPLORING THE ESCAPE OF ROBERT W. DANIEL
Titanica!15th April 2021
Randy Bryan Bigham, Richard Edwards and Brandon Whited
The rescue of one of the Titanic disaster's most prominent first-class survivors ...
BULLETINSMontreal, April 15—The local office of Horton Davidson, one of the Titanic passengers, has received the following wireless message:“All pass...
The olympic in profile; At the pier in New York; Pier 59; New York skyline...
GIANT SHIPS SOON TO JOIN THE ATLANTIC FLEET
New York Times12th December 1909
Olympic and Titanic, Carrying 5,000 People---12,000 Tons Heavier, 50 Feet Longer Than Any Ship AfloatVISITORS to the commercial capital of Ireland by way of the Victoria Cha...
New-York Tribune2nd December 1910
Captains Smith and Haddock for Olympic and Titanic --- Captain Herbert J. Haddock of the White Star liner Oceanic, which left port on Wednesday for Southampton, was congratulated...
New York Times18th June 1911
Carries 3,346 PersonsTurkish and Swimming Baths and Racket Court.LONDON, June 10.—Engineering gives details In regard to the Olympic...
Outlook24th June 1911
Earl Mayo
A little more than ten years ago I crossed the Atlantic on the first trip of what was then the largest ocean liner in the world. A distinguished ship-builder who made the voyage at the same time ex...
OLYMPIC ENTERING THOMPSON GRAVING DOCK
The Sphere30th September 1911
Takes 23,000,000 gallons to fill...
New York Times25th January 1912
President Ismay Sails on Her to Return on New Titanic...
Chicago Daily News27th February 1912
Ship Due at Southampton on Its Way To Belfast for Repairs. Belfast, Ireland, Feb. 27---The White Star liner Olympic, which left New York on Wednesda...
Washington Times16th April 1912
That Captain Smith believed the Titanic and the Olympic to be absolutely unsinkable is recalled by a man who had a conversation with the veteran commander on a recent voyage of the Olympic....
New York Times16th April 1912
Veteran Commander of Titanic Went Forty Years Without Accident of Any Kind---WHITE STAR'S BEST OFFICER--- Declared Only Recently That He Did Not Believe Modern Ships Could Be S...
Titanic's Skipper Was Never in an Accident on High Seas Before This One --- LOVED OCEAN LIKE A BOY --- Grew Up With White Star Line and Had Its Confidence---Junior Offi...
Trenton Evening Times16th April 1912
Washington A. Roebling II, and Stephen W. Blackwell among Hundreds of Passengers who are taken Off in Lifeboats when Maiden Voyage Seemed Likely to End in Sinking of World’s Biggest Vessel ...
MOSS SIDE MAN AMONG THE CREW
Manchester Evening News18th April 1912
Had a horror of the Olympic...
Chicago Examiner18th April 1912
Operator on La Bretagne Tells How Messages Were Sent in All Directions From Near Cape Race....
Chicago Examiner22nd April 1912
LA FRANCE, NEWEST LINER, HAS CONSORT ____________ La Tourai...
New York Times25th July 1912
Financier Refuses to Discuss Business or PoliticsJ. Pierpont Morgan returned yesterday on the White Star liner Olympicfrom his seven months' stay abroad. He was met at Quarantine b...
Olympic Will Be Navigated in Usual Manner, However --- The White Star liner Olympic, which sailed yesterday for Southampton, carried in the motor room just back of the bridge a g...
Chicago Examiner25th September 1912
Special Cable to the Examiner. Belfast, Sept. 24---The White Star Line announces definitely that the steamer Olympic, sister of the Titanic, will come to Belfaast from Sout...
LONDON, April 1---When word came to-day from Rome that Herbert L. Satterlee was attempting to have the White Star liner Olympic held up to-morrow at Cherbourg to carry J. Pierpont Morg...
OLYMPIC LEAVING FOR JARROW SCRAPYARD, OCT. 1935 The Olympic pictured on October 12th, 1935, in Southampton, hours before beginning her last trip to the Jarrow scrapyards. This striking view shows how impressive the Olympic was....
TITANIC'S TIME ENIGMAS
Titanica!16th February 2003
Markus Philipp
One of the thorniest questions about the Titanic disaster is, how her clock was changed during the journey. Several events observed by differing observers at different locations add to the ...
NOMADIC
Voyage22nd August 2005
John P. Eaton
The Titanic's tender at Cherbourg...
A BIRTHPLACE REBORN : THE TITANIC QUARTER
Titanica!21st October 2005
Senan Molony
PLANS for the development of 185 acres of dockland in Belfast that include the cradle of the Olympic and Titanic have just been formally announced. Most of the Queen's...
KEEPING TRACK OF A MAIDEN VOYAGE
Titanica!20th February 2007
Samuel Halpern
What was the route the Titanic took on her maiden voyage?...
WALTER FRANCIS FREDERICKS : A BIOGRAPHY
Titanica!25th September 2009
David William Fredericks
Personal profile of the Titanic survivor by his great-grandson...
I WAS SAVED FROM THE TITANIC
Titanica!15th November 2010
Lady Duff Gordon
A vivid eyewitness account of the legendary shipwreck and its aftermath. Edited by Randy Bryan Bigham...
SIX SECONDS TO DISASTER: THE DEATH OF TITANIC
Titanica!30th December 2011
Jim Currie
The fatal seconds after the iceberg was sighted...
THE NEW YORK INCIDENT
Titanica!5th January 2018
Near collision for world's largest ship....