Saturday, May 8, 2021

The stern and rudder of the RMS Olympic (1911) with a man standing next to it for comparison



  1. "Old Reliable" had a much longer and more eventful life than her sister, the Titanic.

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    1. think of the size of the wrench used to torque down the rudder post hinge bolts...

  3. All three OLYMPICs were very underuddered.

    1. Imagining they could compensate with some twin screwing, but don't know if this was a feature...

  4. The other day a woman started telling me the 'real' story of what happened to the Titanic. At the behest of 'the cabal' of twelve wealthy men, the Titanic steamed in secrecy back to South Hampton to be painted to look like the Olympic. It was the Olympic which struck the ice berg. On purpose, she added. The purpose of the Titanic was to take gold from the U.S. to the UK, hence the secrecy.

    So now you know.

    Also, sez she, it was Russell J. Gould who in 1999 'captured' the U.S. flag so we are no longer under the UK.