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These pages are a comprehensive listing of the movements of the White Star liner Olympic from her delivery in 1911 to her scrapping in the mid-1930s. Passenger voyage numbers, eg “Voyage 23”, match those appearing on log abstracts. Transport voyages in government service between 1915 and 1919 were not, to my knowledge, assigned sequential numbers but I have added them here for convenience. There are still a few gaps in the story, and in a work of this scope some errors are inevitable. If you have any suggestions for corrections or additions I’d be glad to hear from you.

Sources: This information was compiled from a large number of sources including the UK National Archives, the US National Archives, the National Archives of Canada, the Times (London) and the New York Times.

Notes on dating: In comparing records there are frequently inconsitencies in the dates, particularly for arrivals. This is usually because one source will record the arrival at a port while another will give the date that the ship docked (possibly the next day). In such cases I have used the dates the ship left or arrived at the dock.

Future development: This timeline currently shows only voyage dates and ports of call. I may later add further information such as world events and shipboard incidents to give historical context to the voyages.

Last updated on 10 February 2021 
Copyright 2013-2021 by Ralph Currell. Timeline display based on Timeliner by Tarek Anandan.