Was the Britannic sunk by torpedo?

Was the Britannic sunk by torpedo?

LONDON — The British hospital ship Britannic (probably the White Star liner of the name) and the biggest ship afloat, was sunk in the Kea channel of the Aegean sea yesterday. The admiralty announcement declared the vessel had been sunk by a mine or torpedo.

Did the Britannic hit a mine or a torpedo?

At 8.12am a large explosion was heard and initial reports suggested the cause was either a mine or a torpedo. In October, a German U-boat U-73 had laid mines in the area, but the German Navy claimed the sinking as a torpedo hit. It took until the 1990s to confirm definitively that the ship was sunk by a mine.

What ocean did the Britannic sink in?

the Aegean Sea
The Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, sinks in the Aegean Sea on November 21, 1916, killing 30 people. More than 1,000 others were rescued. In the wake of the Titanic disaster on April 14, 1912, the White Star Line made several modifications in the construction of its already-planned sister ship.

Did a U boat sank the Britannic?

SM U-103 was an Imperial Germany Navy Type U 57 U-boat that was rammed and sunk by HMT Olympic during the First World War….SM U-103.

German Empire
Commissioned 15 July 1917
Fate Rammed and sunk 12 May 1918 by HMT Olympic. 9 crewmen killed, 31 survived.
General characteristics

Did the Carpathia sink?

During World War I the Carpathia transported Allied troops and supplies. On July 17, 1918, it was part of a convoy traveling from Liverpool to Boston. Off the southern coast of Ireland, the ship was struck by three torpedoes from a German U-boat and sank.

Is Britannic bigger than Titanic?

At 50,00 Tons Britannic would be larger than both Olympic & Titanic. With all of the safety revisions, Britannic had following the Titanic inquiry, Britannic sank three times faster than her doomed sister. Britannic was the largest of all three liners.

How did the Carpathia sink?

Why did Britannic sink so fast?

It was such a hot day too that the portholes were open so people could cool down. As the ship sank lower in the water, water flooded through the open portholes, making the ship sink faster. The Britannic was also directed to sail towards land, which only helped flood the ship faster.

Does the Carpathia still exist?

In 2000, the wreck of the Carpathia was discovered sitting upright in 500 feet of water 190km west of Fastnet, Ireland. The wreck is now owned by Premier Exhibitions Inc., formerly RMS Titanic Inc., which plans to recover objects from the wreck.

Has the Carpathia been found?

The Carpathia was found in 514 feet of water 120 miles off Fastnet, Ireland. After diligent research, Cussler and NUMA were able to pinpoint the wreck using scan sonar; then survey it using ROV’s. NUMA and Eco-Nova are shooting a documentary on her incredible story as part of the Sea Hunters Documentary Series.

What is the largest ship in the world?

Seawise Giant
Oil tankers Originally smaller, jumboisation made Seawise Giant the largest ship ever by length, displacement (657,019 tonnes), and deadweight tonnage.

How deep is the Britannic underwater?

400 feet
While Titanic found its final resting place in waters deeper than 12,000 feet and the Olympic was scrapped in 1938, the Britannic sits at 400 feet, a diveable depth for only the most highly trained and experienced tec divers.

What was the cause of the sinking of the Britannic?

When was the Britannic sunk by a German mine?

Sunk by a German mine in November 1916, the Britannic was the largest of the three Olympic class luxury liners built by the White Star Line at Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyards.

What kind of ship was the Britannic during WW1?

Written By: Britannic, in full His Majesty’s Hospital Ship (HMHS) Britannic, British liner that was a sister ship of the Olympic and the Titanic. Never operating as a commercial vessel, it was refitted as a hospital ship during World War I and sank in 1916 after reportedly striking a mine.

Are there any submersibles on the Britannic ship?

“Britannic lies in that sweet spot where we can use technical divers, ROVs and manned submersibles to explore the exterior of the ship. The 2016 expedition has pretty much completed what we need in terms of exterior surveys. We’ve done as much imaging as we reasonably can,” says Mills.