Could HMHS Britannic be raised?
No. No. While it’s possible some could be in an air pocket and survive when the ship first went below the water line, they would be long dead before the wreck reached the sea floor. Even if by some chance the place they were in was watertight at first, as pressure increased that would stop being the case.
Is Britannic bigger than Titanic?
HMHS Britannic. At 50,00 Tons Britannic would be larger than both Olympic & Titanic. Britannic was the largest of all three liners. She was originally called ‘Gigantic’ but was changed after it was deemed too similar in name to Titanic, which would have been a marketing suicide.
Who owns Britannic wreck?
Q&A with Simon Mills, owner of the HMHS Britannic wreck.
What sank the RMS Britannic?
In 1915 and 1916 she served between the United Kingdom and the Dardanelles. On the morning of 21 November 1916 she was shaken by an explosion caused by a naval mine of the Imperial German Navy near the Greek island of Kea and sank 55 minutes later, killing 30 people.
How long did the Britannic take to sink?
At 8.12am on 21st November 1916, while steaming in the Aegean Sea HMHS Britannic struck a mine and sadly sunk in only 55 minutes with the loss of 30 lives. In total, 1,035 people survived the sinking.
Was the Britannic ever found?
In 1975 French ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau discovered the wreckage of the Britannic. The ship was found lying on its starboard side at a depth of some 390 feet (119 metres).
Can you visit the Britannic?
The Britannic is too far underwater for most recreational scuba divers but experienced technical divers can reach and explore the wreck. The plans from the Greek government would also apply lenient laws to other notable wreckage in the Aegean.
When was the Britannic launched?
The keel of the Britannic was laid on November 30th, 1911. The ship was planned to launch in early 1914 but the loss of the Titanic forced White Star to make extensive modifications and delayed the launch for another year. This was much more difficult for the already operating Olympic, which had to stay out of service for six months.
Why was the Britannic so special?
Built and launched after the tragic loss of her sister Titanic, one of the finest vessels of her era. The Britannic never crossed the Atlantic carrying the rich and the poor to the New World.
When was the Britannic decommissioned?
After three trips to the Mediterranean, Britannic was laid up in April 1916 and decommissioned a month later. However, before she was completely refitted for passenger service, she was recalled to hospital ship duty and resumed that service in September.
What was the name of the Titanic class of liners?
These class of liners were named the “Olympic” class. RMS Olympic was constructed before Titanic and “Britannic” built in the aftermath of the Disaster. This is a scarce shot of Olympic and Titanic together.