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RMS Titanic & RMS Olympic:

A real photo postcard featuring RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic ~ 6th March 1912 ~ RMS Olympic [left] on the way to dry-dock to have a lost propeller replaced. RMS Titanic is on the right having being moved to make way for the Olympic. Titanic's starboard propeller is removed and fitted to the Olympic to quicken the repair.


The Titanic was -


Built by Harland and Wolff yards in Belfast, Ireland.

Laid down on 31st March 1909.

Launched on 31st May 1911.

Completed on 31st March 1912.

Maiden voyage on 10th April 1912.

Struck iceberg on 14th April 1912.

Sank on 15th April 1912.

Route - Southampton to New York City.

Owners - White Star Line.


The Olympic was -


Built by Harland and Wolff yards in Belfast, Ireland.

Laid down on 16th December 1908.

Launched on 20th October 1910.

Completed in 1911.

Maiden voyage on 14th June 1911.

Taken out of service during 1935.

Superstructure scrapped at Jarrow, England, the hull scrapped at Inverkeithing, Scotland.

Owners - White Star Line.


RMS Olympic returned to Harland and Wolff twice for repairs and this delayed the completion of the Titanic as they used parts meant for Titanic in order to return Olympic to service as quickly as possible.


RMS Olympic rammed and sank U-103 on 12th May 1918 as she was preparing to torpedo the Olympic - this is the only known incident in World War I in which a merchant vessel sank an enemy warship.


[Also see RMS Titanic set]

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Taken sometime in 1912