'Boilers arranged in Messrs Harland & Wolff's works', Belfast, c 1911.

'Boilers arranged in Messrs Harland & Wolff's works', Belfast, c 1911.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

The boilers of the White Star liner 'Olympic'. Harland & Wolff in Northern Ireland built both the 'Olympic' and 'Titanic' passenger liners. The largest vessel in the world at the time and older sister of the Titanic, Olympic was launched on 20 October, 1910 until she was scrapped in 1935 after striking and sinking the famous Nantucket lightship off the eastern coast of the United States. Illustration from 'The White Star triple-screw Atlantic liners 'Olympic' and 'Titanic', 45,000 tons : the largest steamships in the world', published in Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1911.

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