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Photo of the Olympic
Photo credit: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)

Although overshadowed in history by her unlucky sisters the Olympic was, during her life, among the best-known of the Atlantic liners. For nearly a quarter century she survived the perils of war and the hazards of the sea, succumbing finally to the unsentimental dictates of the shipping business.

Olympic voyage timeline

From shipyard to scrapyard, these are the Olympic's travels through triumph, adversity and war. This is, to my knowledge, the first complete listing of her voyages to be published.

Olympic and Titanic machinery layout

Have you ever looked at the engine room plans and tried to make sense of them? Or wondered where a specific pump or engine was located? Here's a detailed map of the machinery spaces of the Olympic-class vessels.