Britannic, in full His Majesty's Hospital Ship (HMHS) Britannic, British liner that was. › World History › Accidents & Disasters. HMHS Britannic was the third vessel of the White Star Line's Olympic class of steamships and the second White Star ship to bear the name Britannic. Britannic is a spy television film directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. The film is a fictional account of the sinking of the ship of the same name off. The Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, sinks in the Aegean Sea on Novem, killing 30 people. More than 1, others were rescued. Explore the Britannic, sister ship of the infamous Titanic, and relive her tragic sinking after striking a mine in the First World War. Britannic, last of the 'Olympic' class embodied many improvements to her water tight sub-division and extra lifeboat handling equipment following the loss. Originally like its sister ships, Britannic, was designed to be an Atlantic liner but with the First World War and the urgent need for hospital. Hospital ship Britannic, from Florence Irving's scrapbook. DX//4/3 Built at Harland and Wolff's shipyard in Belfast, White Star Line's Britannic was the. "Britannic's" construction had progressed only as far as the tank top and work was suspended while Harland & Wolff devised major hull revisions. These involved.
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