RMS Olympic

$699.00

  • Dimension approx.: 40″ (long) x 4.5″ (wide) x 13.5″ (high).
  • The model is already built, NOT a model ship kit
  • Handcrafted from scratch using finest woods & metal fittings
  • LED light version is available on commisioning only.

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Description

RMS Olympic 1911

This is a beautiful RMS Olympic model for your maritime collection. Our master craftsmen handcrafted this nicely detailed model from scratch using historical photographs, drawings, and original plans. We selected finest woods and material to build this model. Also, we used the plank-on-frame construction method to build the model to look exact of the actual ship.

Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. We mount the model on a solid wood base and she is ready to display. It’ll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.

RMS Olympic, the lead ship of the White Star Line’s trio of Olympic-class liners. Unlike the other ships in the class, Olympic had a long career spanning 24 years from 1911 to 1935. This included service as a troopship during the First World War, which gained her the nickname “Old Reliable”. She returned to civilian service after the war and served successfully as an ocean liner throughout the 1920s and into the first half of the 1930s, although increased competition, and the slump in trade during the Great Depression after 1930, made her operation increasingly unprofitable.

Olympic was the largest ocean liner in the world for two periods during 1911–13, interrupted only by the brief tenure of the slightly larger Titanic (which had the same dimensions but higher gross tonnage owing to revised interior configurations), before she was then surpassed by SS Imperator. 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.

The Olympic was withdrawn from service and sold for scrap in 1935; demolition was completed in 1937. Decorative elements of Olympic were removed and sold at auction before she was scrapped, and now adorn buildings and a cruise ship.

By contrast with Olympic, the other two ships in the class, Titanic and Britannic, did not have long service lives: in 1912 Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic on her maiden voyage and sank; in 1916 Britannic struck a mine and sank in the Kea Channel in Greece. Britannic never served her intended role as a passenger ship, instead of serving as a hospital ship during the First World War.

 

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