titanicobsesser wrote:how different was titanics layout to britannic before she was a war ship? I can't seem to find many pictures of her interior :/
titanicobsesser wrote:I am right in think she was first outfitted as a passenger ship then refitted as a hospitalship before she even carried 1 passenger?
Ioannis Georgiou wrote:titanicobsesser wrote:I am right in think she was first outfitted as a passenger ship then refitted as a hospitalship before she even carried 1 passenger?
She was in the process of fitting out when she was taken over by Admiralty to serve as a Hospital ship. With other words, she was half finished. Several of her interior stuff was removed again but not all. Some cabins were left as they were, (in some of them there was a chair from the 1st class dining room!) the panelling in the dining room was left, which became the operation room and the "grand staircase" was still having the dome (and stairs of course).
I think it was in the late 1990s when divers went inside the forward grand staircase and found the dome still in place.
She never sailed with paying passengers. Her maiden voyage was as hospital ship.
titanicobsesser wrote:It's a shame only one of the sisters grew old and was dismantled White Star Line didn't have much luck thier shiny new ship sank on her maiden voyage and one got taken off them to be a war ship which also sank and became largely forgotton about :/ I wonder why there isn't much intrest behind britannic she was just as magnificent as Titanic (wasn't she bigger the Titanic) wonder if she wasn't a war grave they would have tried raising her after all she sank in one part
titanicobsesser wrote:It's a shame only one of the sisters grew old and was dismantled
EvilEmperorZoRG GR wrote:I recently went to see someone I know in Kea, and I was surprised from what I saw!
Many things from the Britannic still exist....in his home! Chairs, woods etc
Next time, I'll take a photo to show you although there's a documentary that shows many items from the Britannic that are now owned by Kea residents!
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