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 Posted by shintsuyen 4 days ago (http://www.zimbio.com)http://www.titanicandco.com/britannic.html     The Olympic and Tit...
Due to the sinking of the Titanic, large scale alterations would have to bemade to her design. She could not sink in under...
Britannic was being constructed in 1913. Her structure ran 852 feet(longer than the Olympic). She was fitted with a double...
The boiler room and engine rooms were more or less identical to theOlympic except that Britannic turbine engines could gen...
Her stern would differ from the Olympics because the aft shelterdeck was enclosed so that the third class passengers could...
Another striking difference was the layout of the lifeboats. She wasdesigned to carry 48 open lifeboats. Forty-six of them...
Essentially, the interior of the ship would not differ from theOlympic and Titanic. The builders added extra delights thro...
On the 26th February 1914 the Britannic was ready for launching.The weather was grim but the officials plodded on. At 11.1...
Following the successful launch she was towed to the Abercon Basin tostart her fitting. She was pulled by the tugs " Hercu...
The British press were in favour of the ship and described her as " atwentieth Century ship in every sense of the word " a...
Hundreds of workmen commenced the task of fitting her out.Electricians, plumbers and carpenters all played a crucial part....
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The Olympic and Titanic have been built. The HMHS (His Majesty's Hospital Ship) Britannic was the third " wonder ship" to be built. Originally, the ship was to be named " Gigantic ", but due to the loss of the Titanic, her name was changed to Britannic. The White Star Line knew if they were to keep ahead in the race across the Atlantic the new liner would have to be more magnificent than her older sisters.

Due to the sinking of the Titanic, large scale alterations would have to be made to her design. She could not sink in under 3 hours. She must carry enough lifeboats to accommodate every passenger and crew member.

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News : HMHS Britannic - The Forgotten Sister BlackHawk Mines Corp Zimbio

  1. 1. MY BLACKHAWK MINES MU
  2. 2.  Posted by shintsuyen 4 days ago (http://www.zimbio.com)http://www.titanicandco.com/britannic.html  The Olympic and Titanic have been built. The HMHS (His Majestys Hospital Ship) Britannic was the third " wonder ship" to be built. Originally, the ship was to be named " Gigantic ", but due to the loss of the Titanic, her name was changed to Britannic. The White Star Line knew if they were to keep ahead in the race across the Atlantic the new liner would have to be more magnificent than her older sisters. 
  3. 3. Due to the sinking of the Titanic, large scale alterations would have to bemade to her design. She could not sink in under 3 hours. She must carryenough lifeboats to accommodate every passenger and crew member. 
  4. 4. Britannic was being constructed in 1913. Her structure ran 852 feet(longer than the Olympic). She was fitted with a double skin hull. It ranfor the full length of the boiler and engine room compartments. An extrabulkhead was added to make 17 compartments and five of them wereextended to the Bridge deck some 40 foot above the waterline. Thesemodifications should in theory prevent her from sinking in under threehours. 
  5. 5. The boiler room and engine rooms were more or less identical to theOlympic except that Britannic turbine engines could generate18,000horse power. The engines were not built by John Brown & Co as in thecase for Olympic but were built by Harland & Wolff. 
  6. 6. Her stern would differ from the Olympics because the aft shelterdeck was enclosed so that the third class passengers could enjoy acovered area of exterior deck. The third class smoking room wasplaced above their general room giving the impression that thestern was much bigger. 
  7. 7. Another striking difference was the layout of the lifeboats. She wasdesigned to carry 48 open lifeboats. Forty-six of them would be 34foot long (making them the largest lifeboats ever placed on a shipbefore). Two of the 46 would be motor propelled and would carrywireless sets for communications. The other two were 26 footcutters placed at both sides of the bridge. 
  8. 8. Essentially, the interior of the ship would not differ from theOlympic and Titanic. The builders added extra delights throughoutthe ship for every class. The second class were given a gymnasiumand many of her private room were fitted with private bathrooms. 
  9. 9. On the 26th February 1914 the Britannic was ready for launching.The weather was grim but the officials plodded on. At 11.10 a.m. arocket signalled the commencement of the ceremony and theworkforce removed the blocks keeping the hull from slipping intothe water. At 11.15 with the help of 20 tonnes of tallow, train oil andsoft soap she moved down the slipway. She took 81 seconds tostand afloat in the water. 
  10. 10. Following the successful launch she was towed to the Abercon Basin tostart her fitting. She was pulled by the tugs " Herculaneum ", " Huskisson", " Hornby ", "Alexandra " and the " Hercules ". 
  11. 11. The British press were in favour of the ship and described her as " atwentieth Century ship in every sense of the word " and " the highestachievement of her day in the practise of ship building and marineengineering ". 
  12. 12. Hundreds of workmen commenced the task of fitting her out.Electricians, plumbers and carpenters all played a crucial part. Tothe White Star Line, progress was too slow and poor. On the 2ndJuly 1914 they announced that Britannic would not be ready for hermaiden voyage until early spring 1915. Amongst the reason fordelay was finance. Harland and Wolff was owed £585,000 from theIMM which would have made all the difference to the progress ifthe money could have been used on the ship. The financialproblem was so great that Britannic was not completed but left fornearly a whole year. 

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