Olympic Goes to War

Olympic Goes to War

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On 2 November 1914 Olympic (1911) was removed from White Star Line service and ordered to head directly to Belfast for conversion into a troopship. During the 10-month-long process she is fitted with a 12-pound gun forward and a 4.7 inch gun aft. It was as a troopship that Olympic earned her nickname “Old Reliable,” reflecting her ability to transfer troops safely and on time to wherever they were needed.


Troopship Olympic resplendent in her camouflage dazzle paint.

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