Transatlantic Ocean Liner RMS Olympic Free Ship Paper Model Download

Transatlantic Ocean Liner RMS Olympic Free Ship Paper Model Download

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Transatlantic Ocean Liner RMS Olympic Free Ship Paper Model DownloadThis ship paper model is the RMS Olympic, a transatlantic ocean liner, the lead ship and namesake of the White Star Line's trio of  liners, the papercraft was created by Ralph Currell, and the finished model by Dave Swindell. The scale of the paper ship is in 1:1200, and the completed model is approximately 9 inches in length.

Unlike her younger sister ships, the Olympic enjoyed a long and illustrious career, spanning 24 years from 1911 to 1935. This included service as a troopship during World War I, which gained her the nickname "Old Reliable". Olympic returned to civilian service after the war and served successfully as an ocean liner throughout the 1920s and into the first half of the 1930s, although increased competition, and the slump in trade during the Great Depression after 1930, made her operation increasingly unprofitable.

She was the largest ocean liner in the world for two periods during 1911-13, interrupted only by the brief career of the slightly larger Titanic. Olympic also retained the title of the largest British-built liner until the RMS Queen Mary was launched in 1934, interrupted only by the short careers of her slightly larger sister ships.

By contrast with Olympic, the other ships in the class, RMS Titanic and Britannic, did not have long service lives. On 15 April 1912, Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank, claiming 1,500 lives; Britannic struck a mine and sank in the Kea Channel on 21 November 1916, killing 30 people. [Source: wikipedia]

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