Stephen and I posted a series of photographs taken by Percy Loomis Sperr back in December of 2019 showing Olympic and Aquitania departing New York as seen here: https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1219853/title/aquitania26amp-3b-olympi/cat/all Stephen mentioned that the ser
Another fine view from the Percy Loomis Sperr collection, this taken in August, 1934. The image shows what will soon be, the last two four-stackers left in service on the North Atlantic, they were once rivals, but now they served the same owner. Mauretania was a little over a month away from makin
In this Percy Loomis Sperr photograph, the Adriatic and Olympic are seen together in New York Harbor in October, 1932. The Adriatic appears to be backing out of her slip at pier 60, and it looks like shes doing so without the aid of tugs. Notice there are tug boats tied up and just sitting at the
Olympic is show if in the floating dock at Southampton in the mid to late 1920s. The view is unusual because it shows steam being vented from the ships forth funnel, which it seems would have been rare given that there was no boiler room beneath the stack. In other views of this ship, some member
Heres a very nice sepia view of the Olympic in her dock at Southampton. The picture is undated, but I believe it was taken in the 1930s, although no house flag can be seen to really help determine the year.
I came across this photograph from Real Photographs Co. Ltd. and is, what I believe, of the RMS Olympic. I've tried finding more info on the company or what has become of it but I'm not finding much to go off of. When purchased, I was told that this photograph was from 1911.
A second view of the Olympic moving into the Trafalgar Dry Dock in October, 1934, with some of her bow plating removed. The plates had been damaged as a result of her collision with the Nantucket Lightship back on 15 May, 1934.
This picture and the next are said to have been taken in October, 1934. They both show the damaged hull plates (some of which have been removed) on the Olympic after her collision with the Nantucket Lightship back on 15 May of that year. I looked up some information in Mark Chirnsides book RMS Ol
This is a very rare shot of the Olympic taken as she exits Belfast Lough during her two days of sea trials, which began on 29 May, 1911. The picture appears to have been taken from a passing vessel that just happened to be there at the right time. Its the only picture of the ship running her tria
A nice view of the Olympic taken at the fitting out pier at Harland and Wolff in 1911. This is another picture from the John W. Kempster album which also included unseen shots of the Titanic. Like the others in the album, this shot too was printed in sepia tone; Ive changed it to black and white
Ebay recently had an auction for a large collection of ship pictures, and while I lost my bids on a number of them, I went ahead and copied two scans of those being offered. Unfortunately this collector had the habit of sticking his own captions directly on the front of the photograph itself. It w
Im not sure when this picture of the Olympic was taken. It looks like she has damage to her bow, almost certainly from her collision with the Nantucket Lightship, but the shadow created from the cross-over catwalk of the floating dock makes it difficult to be sure. If Im correct, the picture wou