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Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, Limited
(White Star Line)

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Length: 882.6 ft.
Breadth: 92.0 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 34.7 ft.
Tonnage: 46,328 (gross)
Engines: Triple expansion, 2 x 4 cyl. 54" 84" (2) 97" x 75" stroke
Low pressure Parsons turbine. 6,906 n.h.p.
Speed: 21-23 knots
Builder: Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland (Yard no. 401)
Launched: May 31, 1911
Maiden Voyage: April 10, 1912
Disposition: April 14-15, 1912 - Collided with iceberg and sank..

Port of Registry: Liverpool, England
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel color: Buff; black top
Company flag: Red swallow tailed pennant with white star
Signal Letters: H V M P
Wireless call letters: M G Y
Details: Steel hull; four funnels, two masts; triple screws; 5 decks amidships; 7 decks at #1 hold; 6 decks in other holds; electric light / refrigeration machinery / submarine signal / wireless


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.



March 31, 1909

Keel laid at Harland & Wolff, Ltds., Belfast shipyard.

May 31, 1911

Launched. The same day Olympic was handed over to her owners.

April 1-2, 1912

Sea Trials take place in Belfast Lough.

April 10, 1912

Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, with stops at Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown, Ireland.

April 14, 1912

At 11:40 p.m., collieded with an iceberg and sank two hours and forty minutes later. Over 1,500 people lost their lives in the disaster. A further 705 were picked up by the Cunard vessel Carpathia and transported to New York.

September 1, 1985

Wreck located by joint French-American team led by Robert Ballard of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Jean Louis Michel of Ifremer.