What sank the RMS Britannic?

In 1915 and 1916 she served between the United Kingdom and the Dardanelles. On the morning of 21 November 1916 she was shaken by an explosion caused by a naval mine of the Imperial German Navy near the Greek island of Kea and sank 55 minutes later, killing 30 people.

Where is the RMS Britannic now?

The 883-foot ship is now listed on one side more than 100m (328 feet) underwater at the bottom of Aegean Sea, off the coast of Greece. Britannic and Olympic are the two lesser-known sister ships made built by Harland & Wolff for the White Star Line shipping company. All were dubbed ‘Olympic class’ and unsinkable.

Where is RMS Olympic now?

In April 1935 the Olympic was retired from service. It was later sold for scrapping, and many of the fixtures and fittings were bought and put on display by various establishments, notably the White Swan Hotel in Alnwick, Northumberland, England.

Why did Britannic sink so fast?

Britannic suffered much heavier damage than the Titanic, with six compartments flooded the Titanic would have sunk much quicker, the Britannic however would have stayed afloat had the portholes not been left open and the intake of water vastly increased by the attempt to beach the ship.

Did the ship Olympic sink?

In 1915 the Olympic was requisitioned as a troop ship. It subsequently made a number of solo Atlantic crossings to ferry Canadian and U.S. troops to Europe. In May 1918 the Olympic sighted a German U-boat near the Isles of Scilly, England, and rammed and sank the enemy vessel.

Can Britannic be raised?

Yes, it is shallow, and in fairly good shape for her age and position. We do not know her integrity enough to even consider raising her, however. Remember, she is on her starboard side, and is not exactly sitting on the very surface of the mud.

How did the RMS Carpathia sink?

The Carpathia navigated the ice fields to arrive two hours after the Titanic had sunk, and the crew rescued 705 survivors from the ship’s lifeboats. The Carpathia was sunk on 17 July 1918 after being torpedoed three times by the German submarine U-55 off the southern Irish coast with a loss of five crew members.

Where can I find the passenger list for the RMS Britannic?

All Digitized Passenger Lists For the RMS Britannic Available at the GG Archives. Listing Includes Date Voyage Began, Steamship Line, Vessel, Passenger Class and Route. Passenger Lists contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenir list provided to the passengers of each cabin class (and other classes).

When was the RMS Britannic launched?

She was launched on 6 August 1929. Like her running mate RMS Georgic, Britannic was a motorship powered by diesel engines. She measured 26,943 gross tons and was 712 feet (217 m) long.

How many passengers did the Britannic have?

Britannic was built as a “cabin ship” with berths for 1,553 passengers: 504 cabin class, 551 tourist class and 498 third class. She had a gymnasium, a swimming pool, and her cabin class dining saloon was in Louis XIV style.

How big is the Britannic model ship?

Sister ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, this model ocean liner of the RMS Britannic is an opulent and graceful museum-quality replica evoking the majesty of one of the famous ocean liners while historically accurate and precision crafted in every detail. Length 40″ Width 4.5″ Height 16″