The White Star Liners Olympic and Britannic were near-identical sister ships of the Titanic which served in the First World War. HMHS Britannic was a hospital ship that sank after apparently hitting a mine in 1916. British Pathé has footage of her construction and launch. RMS Olympic served as a troopship and the archive contains footage of the liner from the 1920s, 1930s, and also from pre-1912 (in the "Titanic Disaster" film). Rohilla and Carmania were also passenger liners which did war service.
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Film which claims to be the Titanic setting sail. Shots of relatives and survivors after sinking.
White Star passenger liner HMS Britannic under construction at Belfast shipyard.
Item showing new funnel for SS Britannic.
Launching of SS Britannic at Belfast.
Four ships totalling 180,000 tons set new record for being in Southampton harbour together.
Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, arrives back in Southampton after a ten week holiday.
Liner "Olympic" cuts right through the lightship "Nantucket" in a dense fog.
Good footage of a lifeboat rescue - hospital ship Rohilla has sunk close to coast.
CARMANIA Returns to Civilian Life, 1919.