White Star Line Olympic Class

The loss of the Titanic and thousands of her passengers in April 1912 was a tragedy that has remained at the forefront of the public’s mind for more than 100 years. Almost everyone knows the story, whether they learned it by watching a documentary, reading a book or taking in James Cameron’s movie. 

What’s lesser-known is the legacy of the Titanic’s two sister ships, Olympic and Britannic. Olympic had trials of her own but never sank. Britannic, the third vessel, went down taking 30 people with it on November 21, 1916. It now rests on the bottom of the Aegean Sea. Olympic was the only one of the White Star Lines Olympic-class ocean liners to avoid a water grave.

Read the full story in your Times-Record Nov. 20th Weekend Edition. Purchase your paper copy of today’s paper at the TR office (146 3rd St NE, Valley City), local gas stations and grocery stores or an electronic copy by clicking subscribe in the top left corner of the www.times-online.com home page.

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