Rigging, Longitudinal and Deck Plans Showing A-B-C-D-E-Lower & Orlop Deck
Adriatic (II) was an important milestone in the White Star Line, the beginning of the giant ship era. Maiden voyage Liverpool to New York May 8, 1907. The design of Olympic and her sister Titanic can be traced back to Adriatic. Many of the features introduced in her were later incorporated into the design of these ocean-going giants; Turkish baths, a photographerâ€™s darkroom, the plunge bath (swimming pool), electric elevators, a gymnasium and an Inquiry office where passengers could obtain information on hotels, train timetables and tourist guides. These features White Star tested in Adriatic before developing and enlarging these ideas for the Olympic-class. Before Adriatic had a chance to prove herself in service the managers at the companyâ€™s head office in Liverpool instructed Harland & Wolff to proceed with the design and construction of the largest liner in the world; such was their faith in the untried vessel that the order for Yard No. 400 (Olympic) days before Adriatic departed on her maiden voyage.
The last of the “Big Four” had a long, successful life. Adriatic was sold to shipbreakers in December 1934. An early and famous White Star liner, her rigging, longitudinal section and deck plans. Great for reference and framing.
Outside measurement 19” X 25” (shipped folded only)