Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

SS Britannic

From Graces Guide
1874.
1874.
1876. Compound engines of the SS Britannic by Maudslay, Sons and Field.
With tender.
Detail of model of engine of SS Majestic, showing the controls for the reversing and expansion gear, London Science Museum, 2010
1929. Bow and Stern Views.
1929. Engine by Harland and Wolff.
1930. White Star Line Motor Liner Britannic.

SS Britannic was the first of three ships to sail with the Britannic name. All were part of the White Star Line.

Britannic was a steamship equipped with sails built in Belfast by Harland and Wolff in 1874.

She was initially to be called Hellenic, but, just prior to her launch, her name was changed to Britannic. Her twin was SS Germanic.

In 1876 she received the Blue Riband, both westbound and eastbound, by averaging almost 16 knots.[1]

Britannic sailed for nearly thirty years, primarily carrying immigrant passengers on the highly trafficked Liverpool to New York route.


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