The Unseen Britannic: The Ship in Rare Illustrations

The Unseen Britannic: The Ship in Rare Illustrations

by Simon Mills
     
 

The Olympic-class ship as never seen before, with previously unpublished and rare illustrations

The third and final sister of the Olympic-class ships, Britannic is quite often—and unfairly—the lesser known in comparison to Olympic and Titanic. Launched at the start of 1914, she began her career on the cusp of war and was

Overview

The Olympic-class ship as never seen before, with previously unpublished and rare illustrations

The third and final sister of the Olympic-class ships, Britannic is quite often—and unfairly—the lesser known in comparison to Olympic and Titanic. Launched at the start of 1914, she began her career on the cusp of war and was put to good use for Queen and Country. Requisitioned by the military in 1915, that April she became Her Majesty's Hospital Ship Britannic. However, her life was cut tragically short in November 1916, when she was hit by an explosion of unknown origin and sunk shortly after. Thanks to the improvements in safety heralded after the tragedy of her sister, Titanic, 1,036 of 1,066 on board survived. Here Simon Mills brings together previously unseen material and this poignant story to tell a tale of heroism in World War I and an oft-forgotten but key ship to maritime history.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"If everyone remembers Titanic, and many who crossed on Olympic have fond memories of her, who gives a thought to Britannic? Well, for one, Simon Mills, the author of this enthralling book, beautifully illustrated with drawings of her interiors as they were intended to be and photographs of her oyster-encrusted remains that lie on the floor of the Aegean Sea." —Washington Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752497716
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Series:
History Press Unseen Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
636,858
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Simon Mills is a long-standing camera technician of the UK film industry. He has researched numerous documentaries on historical and maritime subjects, and is a published author on all three Olympic-class ships. He has also written a number of articles for the well-respected Titanic Commutator.

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