9 Facts About The Olympic

1. On 11 October 1935, The Olympic left Southampton for the last time, she arrived in Jarrow on the 13th.

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2. The Olympic was withdrawn from the transatlantic service, and left New York for the last time on 5 April 1935, returning to Britain to be laid up.

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3. On 22 March 1924, The Olympic was involved in another collision with a ship, this time at New York.

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4. One of the attractions of The Olympic was the fact that she was nearly identical to Titanic, and many passengers sailed on Olympic as a way of vicariously experiencing the voyage of Olympics sister ship.

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5. The Olympic emerged from her refit with an increased tonnage of 46,439, allowing her to retain her claim to the title of largest British built liner afloat, although the Cunard Line's Aquitania was slightly longer.

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6. The Olympic made several more trooping journeys to the Mediterranean until early 1916, when the Gallipoli Campaign was abandoned.

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7. On 14 April 1912, The Olympic, now under the command of Herbert James Haddock, was on a return trip from New York.

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8. Construction of The Olympic began three months before Titanic to ease pressures on the shipyard.

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9. Unlike the other ships in the class, The Olympic had a long career spanning 24 years from 1911 to 1935.

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