It was subsequently discovered that U-103 had been preparing to torpedo Olympic when she was sighted, but the crew were not able to flood the two stern torpedo tubes. Mai 1918, als in ca. Die Olympic ist damit das einzige Handelsschiff, welches jemals ein U-Boot versenken konnte. Angesichts der Wirtschaftslage und des Schiffsalters wurde von Politikern ein Verkauf der Olympic an eine Abwrackwerft bei Jarrow (Nordostengland) vermittelt, um die dortige hohe Arbeitslosigkeit zu lindern. Vor allem die White Star Line, deren Management eher risikofreudig war und die sich von der Titanic-Katastrophe nie ganz erholt hatte, befand sich in finanziellen Schwierigkeiten. Hierdurch verzögerten sich Fertigstellung und Jungfernfahrt der Titanic um drei Wochen. Der Rumpf wurde nach Inverkeithing (Schottland) geschleppt und dort abgewrackt. [123] Passenger numbers rose slightly in 1934, but many crossings still lost money. [110] Prince Edward and Captain Howarth were filmed on the bridge of Olympic for Pathé News. Olympic also retained the title of the largest British-built liner until RMS Queen Mary was launched in 1934, interrupted only by the short careers of her slightly larger sister ships.[6][7]. ", RMS Olympic: Another Premature Death? [49] The collision took place as Olympic and Hawke were running parallel to each other through the Solent. Dezember 1908 statt. Although the A-Deck Promenade remained open for the entirety of Olympic's career, the B-Deck promenade was vetoed and staterooms added like those on Titanic, as well as a Café Parisien and enlarged restaurant. [102] Her captain was knighted in 1919 for "valuable services in connection with the transport of troops". Ez a hajó élte meg a legtöbb időt, túlélt egy világháborút és a testvéreit.

Her dazzle colours were brown, dark blue, light blue, and white. RMS Olympic was a British ocean liner and the lead ship of the White Star Line's trio of Olympic-class liners. Nach dem Untergang der Titanic wurden bei den beiden anderen Schiffen diese Sicherheitsmaßnahmen noch einmal deutlich verbessert (Erhöhung der wasserdichten Trennwände der Abteilungen, Einfügen einer doppelten Außenhaut). [131] At that time, the ship's chief engineer commented, "I could understand the necessity if the 'Old Lady' had lost her efficiency, but the engines are as sound as they ever were". Vor allem aufgrund ihres Kriegsdienstes erhielt sie später den Spitznamen „Old Reliable“, zu deutsch „alte Zuverlässige“. [134] One suite at Sparth House Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire has the furniture from one of the staterooms, including light fitting, sink, wardrobes and fireplace. Olympic's lifeboat arrangement 1911–12 was identical to Titanic's – sixteen regulation boats and the White Star complement of four collapsible boats. On 18 November 1929, as Olympic was travelling westbound near to Titanic's last known position, the ship suddenly started to vibrate violently, and the vibrations continued for two minutes.