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HMHS Britannic Disaster

Following our series of articles on the Titanic, we thought we should move on to other disasters in the shipping industry, starting with the HMHS Britannic (henceforth called merely "Britannic"), which struck an underwater mine off the coast of a Greek island, causing the ship to sink. This is an appropriate place to start, as Britannic was in the same class of ocean liners as Titanic (and Olympic). Together, Britannic and these other two ships made up the Olympic class of White Star Line. The Britannic disaster claimed 30 lives, making the survival rate relatively high, as there were 1,066 people on board the Britannic. Below is a brief overview of the Britannic disaster. Read more [...]