Book Review-‘Exploring the Britannic: The life, last voyage and wreck of ‘Titanic’’s tragic twin’ by S. Mills

By Alastair Wilson, published December 2020

Abstract

The Royal Mail Steamer Britannic was laid down in 1911 in Harland & Wolff’s Belfast ship yard where her near sisters Olympic and Titanic had been built. She was intended to have been the third of the White Star Line’s trio of luxury liners which were necessary to maintain a weekly service on the North Atlantic route from Southampton to New York: but although completed, as a seaworthy ship when the First World War broke out, she had not been fully fitted out for her intended purpose, and was laid up in an incomplete state…

 

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Filed under: WW1 | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

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