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      Welcome to Ship Magnificent: The RMS Olympic! This is the home of the Royal Mail Steamship Olympic on the web. Take your time to browse around and check out our site. You'll be able to find a complete history of this ship's career in the Reference section, rare photographs and artwork in the Gallery, articles by nautical historians and newspaper clippings in the Articles section, and a complete online community on the Forums.

I hope you enjoy this site and find what you're looking for with regards to the Olympic.

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Evan Meyerriecks
Webmaster, Ship Magnificent

 

  • 2/18/2007 Long Delay
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       Originally part of three massive sister ships that were designed to be the last word in comfort and luxury in the venerable North Atlantic trade, Olympic was the first and only of the three ships to complete a crossing of the Atlantic.
      Laid down at Harland & Wolff shipyards in Belfast, Ireland, Olympic set sail on her maiden voyage on June 14, 1911 as the largest vessel ever created by man. Olympic enjoyed a profitable and fascinating career spanning a quarter-century, unlike her ill-fated sister ships the Titanic and Britannic. She saw service in the First World War, and held the record for being the only merchant ship to sink an enemy submarine, U103 on May 12, 1918. Upon returning to commercial service after the war, Olympic was restored to her prior glory and served all the way until 1935 when she was scrapped under her new owners, Cunard-White Star.

For more detailed history of the Olympic, click here.


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