May 19, 2022
RMS Olympic is a White Star Line transatlantic liner, the first in a series of three Olympic-class liners. The other two ships were the Titanic and the Britannic. All three ships were conceived as competitors of Lusitania and Mauritania, which belonged to Cunard Line. Idea. Construction The Olympic was the first Olympic-class White Star Line. The second ship was the Titanic, and the third ship was the Giant, but after the death of the Titanic it was renamed the Britannic. All three liners were much larger and more luxurious than Kunard's "hounds" - "Lusitania" and "Mauritania", but noticeably slower. White Star Line decided to outperform its competitors not in terms of speed, but in terms of comfort. Although all three ships went down in history as four-pipe, they were planned to be made with three pipes, but to give the ship a more aesthetic appearance, a fourth, false, pipe was installed. The Olympic Circle was founded in December 1908, and on October 20, 1910, the Olympic was launched. The body of the liner was painted white to look better in the photo, because "Olympic" was the main element in the advertising campaign. After launching, the body was repainted in black.