Saturday, November 7, 2015

Fact of the Day: RMS Olympic

Unlike its sister ships the Titanic and Britannic, the RMS Olympic was the only one of the trio not to sink. While she had her fair share of damage (especially during wartime) she had a long career of 24 years. 


Margaret D said...

Well that's a good think if was about for 24 years.

Huggybear said...

I wonder as funny things were done in the shipping industry in those days as RMS - Titanic, Britannic and Olympic were very similar in designs and names "COULD" have been switched.
There is an excellent book on this "Probability" - I can't remember the name.
After all in those days - Britain ruled the waves.

Unlike some people I see reality not lovely stories.
Seems that eminent Neurosurgeon, Republican Candidate, Ben Carson not only has grain in Egyptian pyramids but now has a problem with West Point Academy acceptance, which turns out to be a little "fibby", but he wants to bring the bible back into schools!!!
I don't doubt his surgical skills one bit.
Ex-Neurosurgeons don't become instant politicans. They have no government experience, no international skills of diplomacy, no military expertise and the list goes on and on. Trump is an international joke - the media here in Australia and I suspect in every country in the World wonders on US people's intelligence to even consider such a buffon. Surely Adam there MUST be a candidate besides Ms Hillary who has had experience at an international level???????????.
Also please explain how US bombers attacked a well established hospital outside Kabul run by " Medecins sans Frontieres" when co-ordiates of this hospital were well known????????????
I hope some follower has not bitten off her tongue in Dallas???
Cheers under really annoyed circumstances
B J Hunnicut aka Colin (Brisbane.Australia)

Huggybear said...

R: Medecins san Frontiers hospital - that should read Co-ordinates for Military
Intelligence which the US were aware of. Even shooting from the air hospital patients and staff when they were trying to escape and yet the staff at the hospital were in radio contact with the US military command continued the slaughter. That under International Law is a War Crime.
B J Hunnicut

DEZMOND said...

bravo for her! Did she milk enough money to her owners?

Lux G. said...

Oh, good job to her for not going through the same unfortunate event as her sisters.

Pat Hatt said...

Third times the charm I guess

Martha said...

That is great

Christine said...

Good to know!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Even 24 years doesn't seem very long for a ship that was so expensive to build.

Jax said...

Clearly I have to catch up on history because I never even heard of britannic.

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like an impressive ship.

Kay said...

I'm glad it had a less tragic history than its sister ships.