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Britannic

Postby bwj292 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:17 pm

Is there any truth in the fact that Britannic was due to be called Gigantic but had the name changed following the sinking of the Titanic?

I've read this a few times here and there, but there doesn't seem to be any proof.

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Britannic

Postby EvilEmperorZoRG GR » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:28 pm

I'll start with the Britannic topic with one awesome documentary of 1977 ;) . Interesting to see how she was almost 40 years ago...and thank god, she hasn't changed!

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Re: RMS {YES RMS} Britannic!

Postby EvilEmperorZoRG GR » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:23 am

Here's the new version of this documentary posted above!

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Questions about the hmhs britannic

Postby 882 1/2 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:47 am

After the explosion, six water-tight compartments were flooded. The Britannic was designed to stay afloat with 6 compartments flooded, so my question is, how did water get into the opened portholes which are above the water line? Was the ship carrying extra weight or was there water damage somewhere else?
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Re: Britannic

Postby Michael H. Standart » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:55 am

>>so my question is, how did water get into the opened portholes which are above the water line? Was the ship carrying extra weight or was there water damage somewhere else?<<

There's some very strong evidence that the watertight doors were left open to facilitate the change of the watch. Watertight bounderies are nice, but only if one has the sense to use them when transiting waters known to be mined and infested with hostile submarines,
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Re: Britannic

Postby VW1956 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:14 pm

Hello bwj292. I cant see whats on the links that Stergios posted as I'm at work. But I to have read many times that Britannic was originally to be called Gigantic. As for proof, well it's in books so it must be true. Ha Ha. Ken.
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Questions about the sinking of the Britannic

Postby 882 1/2 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:32 am

After the explosion, six water-tight compartments were flooded. The Britannic was designed to stay afloat with 6 compartments flooded. So my question is, how did water get into the opened port holes which are above the water line? Was the ship carrying extra weight or was there water damage somewhere else which caused the ship to descend lower so water could spill in the opened port holes which eventually flooded the whole ship?
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Re: Questions about the sinking of the Britannic

Postby VW1956 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:51 pm

Hello 882 1/2. I'm sure this question has already been answered. Once the explosion had taken place there is now a large opening below the water level to allow water to enter the ship. Ship goes down untill water now reaches the port holes. Apparently port holes were not supposed to be left open due to the fact that there was a war on but the ship was designed for a colder climate so port holes were left open by the medical staff (alledgedly). Also water had a route through the ship bow to stern due to the fact that it was shift change time and the water tight doors were open. Ken.
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Re: Questions about the sinking of the Britannic

Postby 882 1/2 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:36 am

That's interesting. You'd think they'd shut the water-tight doors. Maybe they didn't have enough time. After all, the Britannic in only ten minutes was in the same condition the Titanic was in one hour of sinking
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Re: Questions about the sinking of the Britannic

Postby VW1956 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:05 am

Hello 882 1/2. Good point that. Why were the doors not shut immediatly after the explosion. If my (now old) memory serves me right the doors are still open. Ken.
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Re: Britannic

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:57 am

Another online documentary on YouTube;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocf_fSMSkgU
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Re: Britannic

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:43 am

Online Britannic Documentary;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C3oEd9hw90
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