Hoping for better luck this time, on February 26, 1914 White Star Line launched its third and largest Olympic-class ship: Britannic, sister to the Titanic. Unfortunately for Britannic, a few other things happened in 1914, most notably, the start of World War I. The ship, designed for the transatlantic passenger trade, was instead made into a hospital ship and was sent to the Middle East. … Continue reading Britannic