Hole torn in the hull of 'RMS Olympic' after the collision with 'HMS Hawke' in the Solent, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes.

Hole torn in the hull of 'RMS Olympic' after the collision with 'HMS Hawke' in the Solent, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes.

2-696-435 - Kirk & Sons of Cowes/Heritage-Images

Hole torn in the hull of 'RMS Olympic' after the collision with 'HMS Hawke' in the Solent, 20th September 1911. The collision took place as Olympic and Hawke were running parallel to each other through the Solent. As Olympic turned to starboard, the wide radius of her turn took the commander of Hawke by surprise, and he was unable to take sufficient avoiding action. Hawke's bow, collided with Olympic's starboard side near the stern, tearing two large holes in Olympic's hull, above and below the waterline which resulted in the flooding of two of her watertight compartments and a twisted propeller shaft. At a subsequent inquiry the Royal Navy blamed Olympic for the incident, alleging that her large displacement generated a suction that pulled Hawke into her side.


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  1. 0860001976
  1. 2-696-435
  1. 2696435
  1. Y604
  1. H/103/QP

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4510x6177
File Size : 27,206kb


People Information

Creator
  1. Kirk & Sons of Cowes, attributed to: British; English: Photography Studio
People Related
  1. Arthur Henry Kirk: British; English: Photographer
  2. Edgar WP Kirk: British; English: Photographer
  3. William Umpleby Kirk: British; English: Photographer

Medium
  1. Photograph

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  1. 50 54 00 N , 001 24 00 W

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