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His Majesty's Transport: 1915-1919

Low passenger numbers and other wartime difficulties caused the White Star Line to withdraw the Olympic from service for almost a year. In late 1915 she was taken up by the government as a troop transport, firstly to the Mediterranean in support of the Dardanelles campaign, then ferrying Canadian and American troops to Europe. Despite several close calls with enemy submarines she survived the war with one sunken U-boat to her credit, earning the nickname of “Old Reliable”. Late 1918 and 1919 brought more transport duty returning troops to North America.


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1915

Transit voyage
Transport voyage 1
Transport voyage 2

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1916

Transport voyage 3
Transit voyage
Transport voyage 4
Transport voyage 5
Transport voyage 6
Transport voyage 7
Transport voyage 8
Transport voyage 9
Transport voyage 10
Transport voyage 11
Transport voyage 12
Transport voyage 13
Transport voyage 14

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1917

Voyage for repair or overhaul
Transit voyage
Transport voyage 15
Transport voyage 16
Transport voyage 17
Transport voyage 18
Transport voyage 19

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1918

Transport voyage 19(continued)
Transport voyage 20
Transport voyage 21
Transport voyage 22
Transport voyage 23
Transport voyage 24
Transport voyage 25
Transport voyage 26
Transport voyage 27
Transport voyage 28
Transport voyage 29

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1919

Transport voyage 30
Transport voyage 31
Transport voyage 32
Transport voyage 33
Transport voyage 34
Transport voyage 35
Transport voyage 36
Voyage for repair or overhaul

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Last updated 30 Jul 2013. Copyright 2013 by Ralph Currell. Timeline display based on Timeliner by Tarek Anandan.