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RMS Olympic was the longest lived of the Olympic Class liners White Star Line constructed to compete with Cunards Lusitania and MauretaniaWhile her sister ships Titanic and Britannic went to the bottom Olympic prospered and even served her country in war time as a troopship earning the nickname Old Reliable after proving herself unsinkable time after timeAs is the case with ocean liners who manage to stay afloat Olympics sailing days eventually ended and she was sold off for scrap metal Her memory lives on however in the pages of this siteRMS Olympic in the course of her nearly 25 years at sea earned the name Old Reliable Besides being cherished by her passengers and crew alike Olympic proved herself time and time again to be a ship that could not be stopped or sunk When World War I broke out in August 1914 Olympic remained in commercial service She once rescued the crew of a British battleship off the coast of Ireland The warship had struck a mine and was sinking fast In September of 1915 the Royal Navy requisitioned her as a troop ship She was painted in various colors and geometric shapes and refitted to carry more lifeboats and thousands of troops in a crossing During her war service she survived four submarine attacks turning one of them into an attack of her own as she turned on the enemy sub and rammed it Although a glancing blow with more than 46000 tons of steel behind it it was more than enough to sink the German submarine forcing its crew to abandon shipAll told Olympic transported more than 120000 civilian and military personnel across the Atlantic and was like so many liners drafted for war duty instrumental in bringing the war to a close Following a postwar refit Old Reliable was back to sea by July of 1920 The Roaring Twenties offered a rejuvenation of sorts for the ocean liner Many people
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