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avatar Oliver1701
Level 31 : Artisan Engineer
This map was built for Minecraft 1.2.2 .

Before you download this Map, please download Optifine.
On September 20, 1911 as
Olympic leaves Southampton on her 5th voyage. The navy cruiser HMS Hawke suddenly rams her on the starboard side just beneath the aft well deck.

Hawke thrusts 8 feet into Olympic's hull, tearing a 40 foot gash below the water line. This caused 2 of her compartments to flood and twisted the starboard propeller shaft.

Despite the damage, Olympic returned to Southampton under her own power. Olympic was then towed to Belfast for repairs. This incident was a huge financial disaster for White Star. Not only was Olympic out of service, Titanic's construction was going to be delayed by 3 weeks. Resources were pulled from Titanic for Olympic's repairs. Borrowing one of Titanic's propeller shafts along with other materials so Olympic could continue service.

The Royal Navy blamed Olympic for the accident. Stating that water displacement from the huge ship pulled the much smaller ship into it's wake.

Because of the Hawke incident and other mishaps with Olympic, some suggest that the new ships are just too big. However, the collision proved that Olympic's safety systems worked, and since Olympic did not sink, this created a stronger foundation for the unsinkable theory.

This is a 1:1,9 version of the RMS Olympic and HMS Hawke shortly after the collision.
Olympic's aft two compartments are flooding and Hawke's bow is badly damaged.

My resourcepack is included in this Download.

Have fun.

CreditMark Chirnside, Encyclopedia Titanica, Titanic Honor and Glory
Progress100% complete

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  • MaxTheRaven
  • Level 26
  • Expert Architect
  • January 22, 2019, 4:50 pm
Looks amazing.

  • Oliver1701
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Engineer
  • January 23, 2019, 9:30 am
an absolutely fantastic project, something that no one els has done so far. great job!
  • Oliver1701
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Engineer
  • January 21, 2019, 11:14 am
Thank you. This is a map i always wanted to create.
There will be more collision maps in the future. Olympic realy had a lot of them and got away with them.

By the way. Are you also stil using minecraft 1.2.2 or have you updated to 1.3+ ?
I would like to move to 1.3 but i cant finde a version of WordEdit that works with it.
i'm currently using 1.12.1.

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