Who found the Britannic?

Who found the Britannic?

explorer Jacques Cousteau
In 1975 French ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau discovered the wreckage of the Britannic. The ship was found lying on its starboard side at a depth of some 390 feet (119 metres).

Is Britannic bigger than Titanic?

HMHS Britannic. At 50,00 Tons Britannic would be larger than both Olympic & Titanic. Britannic was the largest of all three liners. She was originally called ‘Gigantic’ but was changed after it was deemed too similar in name to Titanic, which would have been a marketing suicide.

Are Titanic and Britannic sisters?

Although Titanic is arguably the most famous ship ever built, many people are unaware that she was one of three sister ships which were designed to be the largest and most luxurious liners in the world! Today, 21st November, marks the anniversary of the sinking of the youngest and lesser known ship, Britannic.

Can we raise the Britannic?

Britannic is highly protected by the local government as it lies in their waters. There are no plans that have ever been presented to Raise the Britannic now or ever.

Who owns the wreck of the Britannic?

Simon Mills
Q&A with Simon Mills, owner of the HMHS Britannic wreck.

Was there a spy on the Britannic?

There were never any German spies on board; wreck investigations have also revealed that there were no weapons on board, and the evidence shows that the sinking was caused by a mine followed by secondary coal storage explosions, not a bomb.

Who owns Britannic wreck?

Did the Olympic and Britannic sink?

They were Olympic (1911), Titanic (1912) and Britannic (1915). All three were designed to be the largest and most luxurious passenger ships in the world, designed to give White Star an advantage in the transatlantic passenger trade….Olympic-class ocean liner.

Class overview
In service 1911–1935
Planned 3
Completed 3
Lost 2

Is the Britannic still alive?

In 1976, famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau found the Britannic lying on its side 400 feet below the surface of the Aegean. The cause of the explosion remains unknown, but many believe that the Britannic hit a mine.

What was the Titanic’s real name?

Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic
Titanic, in full Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic, British luxury passenger liner that sank on April 14–15, 1912, during its maiden voyage, en route to New York City from Southampton, England, killing about 1,500 (see Researcher’s Note: Titanic) passengers and ship personnel.

How far was Britannic from Kea?

The ship was launched in February 1914 and was sunken in November 1916, just 4 miles from the island of Kea, at a depth of 119m, where she lies almost intact till today. Britannic was originally a commercial ship sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.

Can Carpathia be raised?

The Carpathia was also torpedoed by the U-boat, as Captain Rostron, believed to be still commanding, was on a German target hit list. It is possible to now also ‘raise the wreck of Carpathia’ and bring it to its home port of Liverpool, allowing also Boltonians to go abroad on public inspection visits?

Who owns the Britannic wreck?

Shipwrecks in Greek waters are usually the property of the Greek Government, but because the HMHS Britannic is an ex-warship, paid for by the British Government as the ultimate war risks insurer, this means that they effectively owned the wreck.

When did the Britannic begin commercial service?

The Britannic was scheduled to begin its commercial service the following year. However, with the start of World War I in 1914, the Britannic was requisitioned as a hospital ship in 1915.

What happened to the RMS Aquitania and Britannic?

RMS Aquitania was diverted to hospital ship duties in August (her place as a troop transport would be taken by RMS Olympic in September). Then on 13 November 1915, Britannic was requisitioned as a hospital ship from her storage location at Belfast.

Is the movie Britannic a true story?

Britannic (film), a 2000 film based on the story of HMHS Britannic SS Britannic, a fictional ocean liner in the 1974 movie Juggernaut Britannic (typeface), a sans-serif typeface sold by Stephenson Blake This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Britannic.