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Where is the Olympic now?


Basically what the title says.

Where is the Olmpic now?
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Re: Where is the Olympic now?


I am affraid there is no longer an Olympic. The White Star Line (that owned the three Liners Olympic, Titanic and Britannic) was bought out bu it's rival the Cunard. Both Lines merged. The Olympic had been surpasses as time went by, and was growing old.

In 1930 A structural survey revealed that an extensive crack propagation existed on the Olympic's top shell plating. Temporary patches were placed to convince the Board of Trade to allow the Olympic to return to service, yet was placed on their Confidential list.

In the year of 1932 the Olympic's service speed was restricted to 21 knots so as not to accelerate the stresses now threatening major structural supports in her hull. Olympic's seaworthiness certificate is only now granted in half-yearly, vice yearly, increments. A survey in October reveals major vibration damage in the engine bed plates and lower hull riveting.

1934-- The threats and toll of the years of depression that followed the 1929 stock market crash had a grand effect on the White Star Line. The White Star Line is taken over and officially merged with Cunard on 10 May. Just 6 days later, Olympic collides with and sinks the Nantucket lightship.

On October 11 1935 Olympic is sold and scrapped, she is stripped of her fittings and fixtures. All that reminaed of the only surviving liner of the three Olympic class ships nicknames "Old Reliable" was her superstructure (hulk).


The 19th of September 1937 marked the day when he remains of Olympic's hulk was to be towed to Inverkeithing for final demolition.

Ironic Fact: Joseph Bruce Ismay dies in his London home less than a month later.

She was scrapped, and the dream was over.

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Hi Chaos Absolute, welcome to the forum. emoticon

As Mr Titanic said she was broken up but when she was broken up some items were removed from her and sold at auction.

The White Swan hotel has paneling from her lounge and a small bit of paneling has even ended up on a modern day cruise ship.

The rest is mostly in private collections or museums.

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Yes, the White Swan Hotel contains much of the Olympics First Class Lounge and Grand Staircase [sign in to see URL] A La Carte Resturaunt Replica is present within a modern day Ocean liner - the Millenium.

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Is there a picture out there of the Millenium, for us all to see?

Instead of dismantling Oly, since she was originally American-owned, they could have towed her to Long Beach, CA, via the Panama [sign in to see URL] her to make major repairs to her hull and interior. And then turned her into a la floating hotel-museum, like the Queen Mary.

Can you think of a better way for this true "Queen of the Ocean" to live out the rest of her successful existence!? Now, not only would she truly be a crowd pleaser, she could have served as a back drop doubling for her doomed sisters; Titanic and Britannic. No, scratch that...

Someone should make a movie about Oly's successful career as a seagoing oceanliner, shouldn't they? There are sepia footage of her, even more so than Titanic, isn't there? Plus, she has raked up quite a noteworthy history behind her as well. Yes!?

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Here is a Picture of the Milleniums A La Carte composed of wood from the RMS Olympic.

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Thank you, Mr. T., for that lovely picture of Oly's al la carte. When you stop to think about [sign in to see URL]'s more her's than Millenium's. Now isn't it? emoticon And that's what her visitors would be enjoying onboard her (as well as her other decadent accommodations) out in Long Beach. emoticon

You know what? Even I would love to seek employment aboard Oly, even if it's a low-paying job such as being a [sign in to see URL] everything clean and tidy of the Captains' and Officers' Quarters; the bridge and wheelhouse; marconi room, etc. around the fore-funnel. emoticon And just maybe, I would encounter the spirit of my better-half in his First Officer's quarters, too. emoticon

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quote:

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Thank you, Mr. T., for that lovely picture of Oly's al la carte. When you stop to think about [sign in to see URL]'s more her's than Millenium's. Now isn't it? emoticon And that's what her visitors would be enjoying onboard her (as well as her other decadent accommodations) out in Long Beach. emoticon



Actually the Resturaunt is called "The Olympic" and the history of the ship is provided there. However on the realy Olympic the fittings, roof pattern and carpet, and such were much more elegant. The furniture ornate as well. So that is not how Olympic looked like precicley, it only is the woodwork from the ship, which is shared with both a la cartes.



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Hello,

It is an interesting discussion, it's nice to see interest in the Olympic.

On a personal note, I would dispute the idea that Olympic's seaworthiness certificate was limited to six months from 1932 -- her loadline certificate that year was to run for four years, until 1936. Indeed, her 1932 seaworthiness certificate was issued for the full year (as were all of them bar the 1931 certification) and that same year a surveyor described her general condition as 'good.' I'd also dispute the idea that Olympic's speed was 'limited' to 21 knots after 1932 -- she was doing more than 23 knots in 1933. I did an article for the TRMA at [sign in to see URL] with some more detail.

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Good Points, It may be so as well, however like I previously stated, In 1930 A structural survey revealed that an extensive crack propagation existed on the Olympic's top shell plating. Temporary patches were placed to convince the Board of Trade to allow the Olympic to return to service, yet was placed on their Confidential list. So I am not quite confident in the report stating Olympic's condition was 'good' and I beleive there was some toll taken on her after these years. Is there any documentation present to support the statment that the Olympic traveled at speeds above 23 knots in 1933? I had beleived the Olympics top speed was 23 knots so I am not quite sure of her traveling above that. This is a quote from Brian Hawley.
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By the early 1930s Olympic had begun to show her age, as mechanical and structural problems started to surface. Still, Olympic sailed on, now in her third decade.

On her maiden voyage she averaged somewhere near 22-21.5 knots and after her history and collisons I am not too positive if she did so exceed this. However you can see why I beleive what I have stated. Thank You for your input and help, I focus much on Titanic so her older sister is becoming even more of an interest to me.

James

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