RMS Olympic: Titanic's Sister

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9780752491516: RMS Olympic: Titanic's Sister

The definitive study on this famous and highly successful White Star liner

Sitting around a dining room table in 1907, the owners of the White Star Line discussed their competition to the newly-built Cunard liners, Lusitania and Mauretania. From that smoke-filled room came the first designs of three White Star superliners. Olympic and Titanic were to be built at Harland & Wolff's yard in Belfast, while the third ship was to follow after construction had been completed on the first pair of sisters. The only ship to make a return passenger voyage was Olympic and she was always overshadowed by her younger sisters. This is the definitive story of Titanic's sister RMS Olympic.

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Sitting around a dining–room table in 1907, the owners of the White Star Line discussed their competition to the newly built Cunard liners, Lusitania and Mauretania. From that smoke–filled room came the first designs of three White Star superliners. Olympic and Titanic were to be built at Harland & Wolff’s yard in Belfast, while the third ship was to follow after construction had been completed on the first pair of sisters.

The only ship to make a return passenger voyage was Olympic, and she was always overshadowed by her younger sisters. For the first time, here is the definitive story of Titanic’s sister, RMS Olympic.

Mark Chirnside lives in Leamington Spa and has researched the history of the White Star Line’s famous sisters for the past decade. He is one of the world experts on these famous liners. This is his second book for Tempus.

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Mark Chirnside is a maritime historian. He has previously written Olympic, Titanic, Britannic: An Illustrated History of the Olympic Class Ships; RMS Aquitania: The Ship Beautiful; Olympic Class Ships: Olympic, Titanic, Britannic; RMS Olympic: Titanic’s Sister; and RMS Majestic.

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