Titanic Sister Ship 

In 2013 in Belfast a Titanic sister ship used to take well-heeled voyagers to the doomed Titanic liner has opened to passengers again after a £9 million refurbishment.

This ship , which ferried passengers the short journey from the shallow waters of Cherbourg harbour, is now restored to its former glory.

It is situated in a dry dock beside the River Lagan in Belfast, where it was constructed in 1911 by Harland and Wolff shipyard workers at the same time as the Titanic construction.

Tourists enter through the first-class lounge, which is decorated with the same painstaking care and to the same design as the Titanic following a seven-year facelift.

The name of the ship is the Nomadic and it was bought at auction in France in 2006 for 250,000 euro (£214,000) following years of neglect. It sits in the shadow of the multi-million pound Titanic visitor's centre.

Titanic Sister Ships 1912 and more Titanic Facts

Olympic was the lead ship and namesake of the White Star Line's trio of Olympic-class liners. Unlike her younger sister ships, the Olympic enjoyed a long and illustrious career, spanning 24 years from 1911 to 1935.

By contrast with Olympic, the other ships in the class, Titanic and Britannic, did not have long service lives. On 15 April 1912, the Titanic ship collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank, claiming 1,500 lives; Britannic struck a mine and sank in the Kea Channel on 21 November 1916, killing 30 people.

Olympic enjoyed a long and illustrious career, spanning 24 years from 1911 to 1935. This included service as a troopship during World War I, which gained her the nickname "Old Reliable".

Olympic returned to civilian service after the war and served successfully as an ocean liner throughout the 1920s and into the first half of the 1930s, although increased competition, and the slump in trade during the Great Depression after 1930, made her operation increasingly unprofitable.

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