This surfaced on another thread regarding Discharge Book numbers. It is very interesting:
At the Port Dock Brewery Hotel in Port Adelaide, South Australia, there is on display the Seaman's Discharge Book of Kate Gold who was Stewardess in 2nd class and survived the sinking. There is a it...
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
Olympic is seen at her Southampton Dock after her collision with HMS Hawke on 20 September, 1911. This view gives a good view of the plating that was damaged above the point of the collision. The roll in her plating just above the row of portholes is worse than I originally thought.
This colorized view of the Olympic is not credited to any artist, but it looks much like the work done on other black and white pictures made by Anton Logvinenko. The original image is one of the best and clearest ever taken of the great White Star Liner, and it can be seen here at the following li
The Olympic is seen at Liverpool on 1 June, 1911, following her acceptance by the White Star Line. The ship would be open to the public during this brief stay. This painting is by artist Robert Lloyd, and it captures both the ship and the port in great detail.
This is an Ebay scan of a hand colored Magic Lantern Slide showing the boat deck of White Stars Olympic. The slide has a date of 1926 on it. The detail of the original image has not been lost with the colorization, even the steam pipes on the back of the third funnel are shown with remarkable clar
The Olympic is shown at sea in what I believe is the early 1920s. The bow wave has been doctored a bit in this image, but its still a pretty sharp picture that provides a lot of detail. If anyone knows more about the liners lifeboat configuration, as shown here, perhaps they can provide a more
The Olympic is shown here dressed overall with flags while docked at Southampton. The original B&W photo of this image has not yet been posted in the SN archive. Both the Olympic and Titanic receive, by far, the heaviest amount of coverage in the book, and were clearly the favorites of artist
Here is another view of the Oceanic during her fitting out at Harland and Wolff in April, 1899. In 1905, Oceanic would become the first White Star Liner to suffer a mutiny; the revolt of 35 stokers came about as a result of claims that they were being over worked by officers onboard the ship. In t