Camparisons between the Titanic and the Olympic   Leave a comment

Titanic was an almost exact match to her older sister Olympic. She had more enclosed space and becasue of that had a bigger  weight or tonnage. Titanic’s hull was the same length as Olympic’s. Three of the most noticeable differences between the ships were: half of Titanic’s A-Deck promenade was enclosed preventing rain from falling on the guests; Titanic’s B-Deck layout was different, and Olympic did not have Titanic’s popular Café Parisian.

Some of the flaws found on Olympic (such as the creaking of an expansion joint) were corrected on Titanic. The lights on A-deck were round, while on Olympic they were oval; and Titanic’s wheelhouse was narrower and longer than Olympic’s. These, along with other modifications, made the Titanic 1004 GRT (gross register tons) larger than Olympic and thus the largest ship in the world at that time.

As a result of Titanic’s sinking, the Olympic’s watertight bulkheads were raised in 1913. There was also the addition of an outer skin on the hull, and a correct number of lifeboats. With the addition of both the Café Parisian and additional 1st class suites, Olympic’s overall gross weight rose to 46,359 tons – 31 tons heavier than Titanic. When the Britannic sunk in 1916, the Olympic became the largest British-built vessel until the RMS Queen Mary entered service in 1936.

A very popular room on the Titanic

The decorations as well as menu items, were reminiscent of Paris


The image above is of the very popular Café Parisian.


Posted February 9, 2012 by Joni in Uncategorized

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