9 edition of The Olympic Class Ships found in the catalog.
October 1, 2004
by Tempus Publishing, Limited
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||320|
Get this from a library! The Olympic-class ships: Olympic, Titanic, Britannic. [Mark Chirnside]. Library Olympic, Titanic, Britannic: An Illustrated History of the Olympic Class Ships - Mark.
The Olympic Class Ships by Mark Chirnside, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(22). By the time arrived, time was up. Olympic was retired, and for the only vessel of the trio of Olympic-class ships that actually managed to perform her assigned duty – to carry passengers across the Atlantic to New York – the future looked very bleak. Cunard tried to find a buyer for the still popular Olympic, but nobody wanted her.
The Olympic class stems from a starfleet requirement issued in for a new class of medical vessel to replace the ageing Nightingale class. The new ship was to improve on the Nightingales in every respect; it would incorporate a complete Starbase level mobile hospital capable of catering for up to 1, patients, compared to the Nightingales. Olypic Class Ships (Olympic, Titanic, Britannic) + Join Group This group is strictIy for the White Star Line"s Olympic class Ocean Liners. There is only three, RMS Olympic, RMS Titanic.
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Interesting to have a book that does not entirely focus on the Titanic, Harland & Wolff built three similar ships - The Olympic, Titanic & Britannic - for the White Star Line. This book is detailed with lots of facts & figures and covers the subject very well, is fully illustrated and has a number of pages in by: 1.
The Olympic Class Ships: Olympic, Titanic, Britannic by Mark Chirnside. Titanic is arguably the most famous ship in history, and her popularity has often come at the expense of her siblings. Yet she was but one of a trio of sister ships. The number of titles that have attempted to tell the story of all three liners in one volume is astonishingly short.
The book in general is a wonderful voyage through the history of the Olympic Class liners, from their birth to end of career. The book features a generous amount of previously unpublished images and with the captions continuing the story, the book not only flows nicely with it's layout, but is a pleasure to read and admire the black & white and /5(22).
The research and detail that this book encompasses is outstanding. I also highly recommend Mr. Chirnside's book, "Olympic, Titanic, Britannic: An Illustrated History of the Olympic Class Ships", as it is a perfect visual companion, again not dwelling too much on Titanic but rather bringing Olympic and Britannic into the spotlight/5(9).
Roots of the Olympic-class' design were laid down when Bill George, over a multitude of years as he grew up, became fixated by one of the earliest design concepts that Matt Jefferies created for the original Enterprise, which George saw in the reference book The Making of Star Trek (pp.
); the defining characteristic of this form of the original Star Trek vehicle was that it had a massive Armament: Equipped with limited weaponry.
This is the ultimate resource book on White Star Line's Olympic class ships. As such, it is a thorough research piece that examines the history and technical aspects of the three ocean liners that comprised this class--Olympic (in service ), Titanic (), and Britannic ().As a long-time fan of the great liners, Olympic in particular, I consider this an essential part of my /5.
RMS Olympic was a British ocean liner and the lead ship of the White Star Line's trio of Olympic-class liners. Unlike the other ships in the class, Olympic had a long career spanning 24 years from to This included service as a troopship during the First World War, which gained her the nickname "Old Reliable".She returned to civilian service after the war, and served successfully as Cost: $ million (USD) ($ million in ).
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A pictorial celebration of the world-famous sister ships: the Olympic-class liners A maritime expert tells the story of the sister ships using previously unseen pictures, passenger diaries, and deck plans, illustrating Olympic's successful career; the premature ends of her two unfortunate sisters; and the experiences of those onboard.
Designed for passenger comfort, they/5(3). Sitting around a dining room table inthe owners of the White Star Line discussed their competition to the newly-built Cunard liners, Lusitania and Mauretania. From that smoke-filled room came the first designs of three White Star superliners, Olympic, Titanic, and Britannic.
Each ship was subtly different. Lessons learned from the service of Olympic were put into practice for Titanic. The first company bearing the name White Star Line was founded in Liverpool, England, by John Pilkington and Henry Wilson in It focused on the UK–Australia trade, which increased following the discovery of gold in Australia.
The fleet initially consisted of the chartered sailing ships RMS Tayleur, Blue Jacket, White Star, Red Jacket, Ellen, Ben Nevis, Emma, Mermaid and Iowa. A pictorial celebration of the world-famous sister ships: the Olympic-class liners A maritime expert tells the story of the sister ships using previously unseen pictures, passenger diaries, and deck plans, illustrating Olympic's successful career; the premature ends of her two unfortunate sisters; and the experiences of those onboard.
Designed for passenger comfort, they were intended to Pages: The top one / link can be found in "Olympic * Titanic * Britannic: an illustrated history of the 'Olympic' Class Ships" by Mark Chirnside on Page came from March issue of The New York Times.
I think it was just an imaginative guess based on what previous White Star Ships looked like and the fact she would only have 3 (working) funnels. Books about Olympic are far and few between.
Even rarer are books that devote any space to the third of the class, Britannic. Thus it was a welcome addition to literary history when, ina young historian named Mark Chirnside wrote The Olympic-Class Ships: Olympic, Titanic, Britannic. Mark has since updated this book extensively and it was.
‘When The ‘Olympic’ Class Ships was first published, overnight it became the definitive history of the ‘Olympic’ class ships as a group and should still be regarded as such. In addition to the histories of the individual ships, ‘OCS’ relates their history together and treats it well.
RMS Olympic was the lead ship of the Olympic-class ocean liners built for the White Star Line which also included Titanic and Britannic. Unlike her sisters, Olympic served a long and illustrious career ( to ), including service as a troopship during World War I, earning the nickname "Old Reliable.".
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Free UK delivery on eligible s:. Get this from a library! The 'Olympic' class ships: Olympic, Titanic, Britannic. [Mark Chirnside] -- The first vessel to be built in the Olympic class was Olympic herself in She was followed by Titanic and finally Britannic.
Mark Chirnside explores these early ocean liners and their chequered.Olympic, Titanic & Britannic Majestic, Aquitania and other liners of the past. Home / Books Index / Interviews Index / Articles Index / News Index / Updates / Sitemap.
Mark Chirnside.The RMS Olympic was one of two sister ships—along with the HMHS Britannic—to the ill-fated RMS was the first of the three to launch in and soon went into service in the First.