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RMS Olympic Limited 30"
Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
This Limited Edition cruise ship model of the RMS Olympic is produced with exquisite craftsmanship and demanding attention to every detail as a model of elegance and grandeur. Sister ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, this model ocean liner of the RMS Olympic is an opulent and graceful museum-quality replica evoking the majesty of the famous ocean liners while historically accurate and precision crafted in every detail.
30" Long x 5" Wide x 15" High
- Sold fully assembled - this is not a RMS Olympic model ship kit
- Museum Quality features not available in other models or any kit
- Paint colors precisely matched to those of the RMS Olympic
- Historically accurate design and detailing of superstructure and hull
- Precise superstructure design and detailing
- Quadruple propeller design and accurate anchors
- Finely-crafted maintenance ladders ascend smokestacks
- Handcrafted from scratch by our master artisians
- Built from highest quality woods including cherry, birch, maple and rosewood
- Meticulous painting to accurately match the actual RMS Olympic
- Amazing Details, including:
- Lifeboats hung from launching davits
- Rigging and stay-lines on all masts and smokestacks
- Only a limited amount of models will ever be produced due to the extensive hours required to constuct the model
The Olympic and Britannic were the sister ships of the RMS Titanic. The Olympic was launched before the Titanic, and unlike her unlucky sister Titanic, which sank on April 14/15, 1912,She has a long and illustrious career, earning herself the nickname "Old Reliable". The third sister, Britannic, was not so lucky, and sank while serving as a hospital ship!
The following statistics and short history is taken from the book "The Atlantic Liners" by Frederick Emmons, (1972) Drake Publishers or (1984) Bonanaza Books:
"RMS Olympic - Built: 1911 -:- In service: 1911-1935
Gross Registered Tonnage: 45,324 (46,439 after 1912/13 alterations)
Length and Breadth: 883ft x 92ft -:- Number of Screws: Triple screw
Type of Engines: combination triple expansion engines and turbine -:- Service speed: 23 knots
Built by Harland and Wolff -:- Maiden Voyage: Southampton - New York, 14 June 1911.
- Badly damaged in collision with cruiser H M S Hawke off Portsmouth, 20 September 1911.
- Extensively rebuilt after loss of sister Titanic in 1912.
- Converted to troopship September 1915.
- Rammed and sank the German submarine U-103, 12 May 1918.
- Resumed passenger service July 1920.
- Transferred to Cunard - White Star Line 1934.
- Rammed and sank the Nantucket Lightship with all hands during thick fog, 16 May 1934. (7 killed, or 7 of 11 depending on the source!)
- Withdrawn from service and partially broken up at Jarrow 1935
- Towed to Inverkeithing for final demolition/scrapping 1937.