The Anatomy and Evolution of the Olympic Class
by Simon Mills
This outstanding book tells story of these extraordinary ships starting with their conception, construction and modification following three different careers. Besides the technical details of these magnificent ships is the human story, the lives lost aboard Titanic and Britannic, the designers, engineers, ship owners and crew who believed a ship could be unsinkable. The Olympic Class liners were conceived as the largest, grandest ships ever. Of the three built, the first lost the record as the largest because she was beaten by her new sister, and the third was even bigger. The class was meant to secure the White Star Line’s reputation as the finest shipping company on the North Atlantic. However, the loss of Titanic and Britannic in their first year of service, guaranteed White Star’s infamy. OLYMPIC TITANIC BRITANNIC is embellished with rare photographs, new computer-generated recreations of the ships and unique wreck images. Best of all, Simon Mills offers access to Harland & Wolff’s specification book for the Olympic Class including for the first time being made widely available, original blueprints and large fold-out technical drawings.
Hardcover 272 pages
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