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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
46,439 gross 1911 at Belfast, Ireland by Harland & Wolff White Star Line 852.5ft x 92.5ft x 59.5ft 
 1910 Maiden voyage Southampton - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3907
 1912 RebuildingAtlantic Journey ID 3908
 1913 RebuildingAtlantic Journey ID 3909
 1915 Troop shipAtlantic Journey ID 3910
 1917 Rammed and sank U-130Atlantic Journey ID 3911
 1924 Collided with the "Fort St George" of Furness LineAtlantic Journey ID 3912
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges

The S/S Olympic had a tonnage of 46,359 tons gross, 35,043 under deck and 22,350 net - (these figures were subject to changes through time, whenever the ship was re-built or re-equipped). Poop 76 feet long, bridge deck 540 feet long, forecastle 127 feet, and promenade deck 495 feet. She had four funnels, 2 masts, 5 decks amidships, 7 decks in No. 1 hold and 6 decks in other holds. She was fitted with electric light, refrigerating machinery, and a submarine signaling device, and wireless. She had triple screws and triple expansion engines with 8 cylinders, (2) 54, (2) 84 and (4) 97 inches diameter respectively and stroke 75 inches, delivering 6,906 registered horsepower. She had 1 low pressure turbine. The engine was built by Harland & Wolff. She had water ballast. Call sign: HSRP. Official registration #: 131346. There was accommodation for 735 1st class, 675 2nd class and 1030 3rd class passengers. [1919-20 Lloyd's Registry of shipping, subm. Gilbert Provost]

Olympic, White Star Line ship
Picture of the S/S Olympic from an old postcard

Olympic, White Star Line steamship, Titanic sister
Olympic, White Star Line steamship and Titanic sister
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S/S Olympic, 2nd class dining room
2nd class dining room

S/S Olympic, 1st class dining room
1st class dining room

S/S Olympic, 1st class Verandah Cafe
1st class Verandah Cafe

S/S Olympic, 1st class smoking room
1st class smoking room

S/S Olympic
S/S Olympic [old postcard]
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