Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Olympic/Titanic Trivia: A tidbit from Van Christo

Some of those of you who know me are aware of the fact that I was brought to the USA from Albania at the age of one year on board the huge British liner "Olympic." However, it was only after I became an adult that I was surprised to learn the "Olympic" was a sister ship of the ill-fated "Titanic!" Then, in the column THIS DAY IN HISTORY in The Boston Globe (September 20, 2011), I further learned that "In 1911, the British liner RMS Olympic collided with the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Hawke off the Isle of Wight; although seriously damaged, the Olympic was able to return to Southampton under its own power." Interesting, perhaps?


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