Does the HMHS Britannic wreck still have a grand staircase or any staterooms?

She was in fact more luxurious than the Titanic. So yes her Grand Staircase is still there on her wreck.

Is the grand staircase still in Britannic?

As such, it would not have been removed during the refit. However, much of the staircase itself was built from wood, and so it is unlikely to have survived (although some wooden structures have been found on the wreck).

Can you go inside the Britannic wreck?

Anyone who wants to dive the Britannic needs the approval of the government of Greece as well as that of British author and documentary filmmaker Simon Mills, who bought the wreck in 1996 at a cost of £15,000. One of the reasons Mills purchased the wreck was to protect the ship from being looted.

How many rooms did the Britannic have?

An additional bulkhead built into the generator room upped the number of watertight compartments on the Britannic to 17.

Who owns the wreck of the Britannic?

Simon Mills

Q&A with Simon Mills, owner of the HMHS Britannic wreck.

Did the Olympic have a grand staircase?

There were actually two grand staircases constructed on the RMS Titanic and her sister ship, the RMS Olympic, and both were in the first-class section. However, it is the fore grand staircase that is the most famous.

How deep is the wreck of the Britannic?

390 feet

In 1975 French ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau discovered the wreckage of the Britannic. The ship was found lying on its starboard side at a depth of some 390 feet (119 metres). It was intact except for a large hole in its bow.

Where is Britannic now?

The 883-foot ship is now listed on one side more than 100m (328 feet) underwater at the bottom of Aegean Sea, off the coast of Greece. Britannic and Olympic are the two lesser-known sister ships made built by Harland & Wolff for the White Star Line shipping company. All were dubbed ‘Olympic class’ and unsinkable.

Is the Britannic still underwater?

The grand liner now sits on the seabed, 120m below the surface of the Aegean Sea. The underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau rediscovered Britannic in 1975.

What ship rescued the Britannic survivors?

Carpathia, in full Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Carpathia, British passenger liner that was best known for rescuing survivors from the ship Titanic in 1912.

How long did the Britannic take to sink?

55 minutes

Speed of Sinking
At 8.12am on 21st November 1916, while steaming in the Aegean Sea HMHS Britannic struck a mine and sadly sunk in only 55 minutes with the loss of 30 lives. In total, 1,035 people survived the sinking.

Which was bigger Titanic or Britannic?

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.

Can we raise the Britannic?

Yes, it is shallow, and in fairly good shape for her age and position. We do not know her integrity enough to even consider raising her, however. Remember, she is on her starboard side, and is not exactly sitting on the very surface of the mud.

Is Britannic real?

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.

Where is the Olympic ship now?

In April 1935 the Olympic was retired from service. It was later sold for scrapping, and many of the fixtures and fittings were bought and put on display by various establishments, notably the White Swan Hotel in Alnwick, Northumberland, England.

Was there a spy on the Britannic?

There were never any German spies on board; wreck investigations have also revealed that there were no weapons on board, and the evidence shows that the sinking was caused by a mine followed by secondary coal storage explosions, not a bomb.

How old is the Britannic?

There the Britannic, which was launched in February 1914 at Belfast, and, the following year, put to use as a wartime hospital ship for the first time, would stay at a depth of 122 metres (400ft), untouched and forgotten, until being discovered by the explorer Jacques Cousteau, in 1975.

How many decks did the Britannic have?

HMHS Britannic

United Kingdom
Draught 34 ft 7 in (10.5 m)
Depth 64 ft 6 in (19.7 m)
Decks 9 passenger decks

Why did 30 people died on the Britannic?

21, 1916. The Britannic had been redesigned with extra lifeboats, meaning there were enough boats for all 1,060 people onboard. However, tragedy struck when 30 passengers were killed when their lifeboat collided with one of the ship’s spinning propeller blades as it was launched into the water.

Was there 2 Titanics?

Yet, although all three ships were built, the plan was never fulfilled. The second ship, Titanic, was to become world famous through sinking with huge loss of life on her maiden voyage. Her two sisters, Olympic and Britannic, are less well known and had very different careers.

What ship was built at the same time as Titanic?


The Olympic-class ocean liners were a trio of British ocean liners built by the Harland & Wolff shipyard for the White Star Line during the early 20th century. They were Olympic (1911), Titanic (1912) and Britannic (1915).

Is anyone from the Titanic still alive?

No, there are no more living survivors from the Titanic. The last living survivor was Millvina Dean, who was the youngest passenger on the Titanic when she was only an infant. Dean was only two months old when her family decided to move from England to Kansas in the United States to open a tobacco shop.

What does RMS mean on a ship?

Royal Mail Ship

The reason the titanic is often referred to as ‘RMS Titanic’ is because the RMS stands for Royal Mail Ship.

What does SS mean on a ship?

screw steamer

Usage. Historically, prefixes for civilian vessels often identified the vessel’s mode of propulsion, such as “MV” (motor vessel), “SS” (screw steamer; often cited as “steam ship”), or “PS” (paddle steamer). Prefixes indicating a vessel’s purpose, e.g. “RMS” (Royal Mail ship), or “RV” (research vessel), were also used.

What does RRS mean on a ship?

Royal Research Ship

RRS stands for Royal Research Ship and is a term given to merchant navy vessels that conduct scientific research on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government.

Why do ship names start with SS?

Ship prefixes used on merchant vessels are mainly to point out the propulsion technique employed in the ship, such as the abbreviation “SS” means “steamship”, indicating that the ship runs on steam propulsion.

Why are ship hulls painted red?

Copper oxide has a reddish tinge, thus giving the paint it’s much famous red colour. That is why ships are painted red below the hull. As the primary biocide, Tri-Butyl Tin (TBT) served as a deterrent against the growth of marine organisms on the ship’s hull even a few years back.

Can I name my boat USS?

Next up, USS. It stands for United States Ship, and you can only use it if your vessel is commissioned by the United States Navy. Any usage outside of that jurisdiction is strictly prohibited. As for privately owned leisure boats, you’re not technically required to put a prefix in front of your boat’s name.

What does USS mean on a ship?

United States Ship

The prefix “USS,” meaning “United States Ship,” is used in official documents to identify a commissioned ship of the Navy. It applies to a ship while she is in commission. Before commissioning, or after decommissioning, she is referred to by name, with no prefix.

What does DD stand for on Navy ships?

1. Ships

AD Destroyer tender
DD Destroyer
DE Destroyer escort
DMS Fast minesweeper (destroyer conversion)
DUKW Amphibious truck (manufacturer’s designation)

What does HMCS stand for?

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship. His Majesty’s Canadian Ship.