To many, the Titanic story started with the sighting of a dark mass on the horizon, ending when the Atlantic closed over her fantail. However this is by no means the full story. This talk presents a whistle-stop chronology of the Olympic Class, from conception and construction to disaster and ultimate discovery, incorporating lesser-known facts about the three ‘unsinkable’ ships.
Rudi Newman is a PhD history student with a long-standing passion for transportation history and the Titanic Disaster. A collector of period memorabilia associated with the Olympic Class and the tragedy, he has published several articles with the British Titanic Society, presented numerous lectures on transportation themes and is Editor of the Journal of the Hertfordshire Constabulary Great War Society.