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Titanic or Olympic : Which Ship Sank?.

Author: Steve Hall; Bruce Beveridge
Publisher: New York : History Press, 2012.
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The Titanic is one of the most famous maritime disasters of all time, but did the Titanic really sink on the morning of 15 April 1912? Titanic's older sister, the nearly identical Olympic, was involved in a serious accident in September 1911 -- an accident that may have made her a liability to her owners the White Star Line. Since 1912 rumours of a conspiracy to switch the two sisters in an elaborate insurance scam  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hall, Steve.
Titanic or Olympic : Which Ship Sank?
New York : The History Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Hall; Bruce Beveridge
ISBN: 9780752467818 0752467816
OCLC Number: 794327617
Description: 1 online resource (470 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword by Mark Chirnside; Preface; Introduction; 1 Ismay's Titans; 2 Olympic and Titanic; 3 Seeds of the Conspiracy; 4 Mystery or History?; 5 The Lifeboat Evidence; 6 A Window of Opportunity; 7 Photographic Assessment; 8 The Final Verdict; Conclusion; Appendix I Almost Identical Sisters; Appendix II Olympic: The Last Grand Lady; Appendix III His Majesty's Hospital Ship Britannic; Endnotes; Select Bibliography; Plate Section; The Authors; Copyright.

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The Titanic is one of the most famous maritime disasters of all time, but did the Titanic really sink on the morning of 15 April 1912? Titanic's older sister, the nearly identical Olympic, was involved in a serious accident in September 1911 -- an accident that may have made her a liability to her owners the White Star Line. Since 1912 rumours of a conspiracy to switch the two sisters in an elaborate insurance scam has always loomed behind the tragic story of the Titanic. Could the White Star Line have really switched the Olympic with her near identical sister in a ruse to intentionally sink t.

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