Rose wrote:Do you think it was better for her to be scrapped and used as decoration rather than rotting at the bottom of the ocean like Titanic?
It was all about the money, plain and simple. The 30's was the decade of The Great Depression and there was an excess of tonnage and a destinct shortage of trade. When that happens, historically, the older tonnage is the first to go to the breakers in favour of retaining the newer and more up to date vessels.A lot of people even to this day still think it was not the best idea to scrap Olympic, But i guess a lot more factors were involved during the time and the best decision was made.
Even though that would likely have involved human deaths as well?cameron wrote:a warriors death seems more fitting to a ship which battled the Atlantic for 24 years.
MAB wrote:Even though that would likely have involved human deaths as well?cameron wrote:a warriors death seems more fitting to a ship which battled the Atlantic for 24 years.
Hello SeaTravel. I think I can say that everyone on this site and other marine sites feel the same about the great ships going to the scrap yard. Of course for me and I guess others seeing the pictures of Olympic heading there is real sad. But Olympic was just another ship although no doubt there were many back then that shared our thoughts that we have now.
I bet theres lots of furniture from Olympic that has yet to be realised what it is. I would love to know what happened to the bell and of course the lifeboat that someone bought.
And in case you hadn't read it on another thread I not only touched a piece of furniture from Olympic last Saturday but I took two small draws out of it. Well, it was a big deal to me. Ken
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