HMHS Brittanic

Greece,Mediterranean

Britannic was the last of a total of three ships that Harland & Wolf built for the company White Star Line. She was completed in 1914, and was meant to service the transatlantic route between New York and Southampton. Because of the loss of RMS Titanic, the construction of Britannic was delayed because of new safety installations. 26.February 1914 she was almost completed, and the plan was to put her in service in early 1915. But in August 1914 the first world war broke out, and the Admiralty in London needed Britannic as a hospital ship. Until December 1915 was rebuilt to a hospital ship, and in December 1915 she entered service Royal Navy. 21.November 1916 under a journey to Salonika in Greece to pick up wounded soldiers from Gallipolli when she hit a mine and started to sink. The captain sat course towards shore to rescue her, but an hour later she disappeared in the deep. The wreck was found by Jacques Cousteau in 1975 on a depth of approx 120 meters outside the island of Kea, in the Aegean sea.


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HMHS Brittanic
Gigantic
852,0 x 94,0 x 48,16 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
48158 grt Belfast ( UK ) 1914 Liverpool ( UK )

37°42′05″ N 24°17′02″ E
( Source : Scuba Board )


Pictures: HMHS Brittanic & White Star Line poster