The HMHS Britannic was the third and largest olympic-class class vessel that was sister ship to the Titanic and Olympic. She was launched at the eve of World War 1 and was laid up at her builders, Harland and Wolff in Belfast, for many months before being requested as a hospital ship. Instead of being a luxourious ocean liner like Titanic and Olympic, Britannic transported sick and wounded soldiers over the Mediterranean Sea. One day, her life was cut tragicly short when she stuck an underwater mine in the Kea Channel. The Britannic sank in 55 minutes, resulting in the deaths of 30 people. The wreck of the Britannic is now lying on her starboard side, 400-500 feet underwater. She is in surprisingly good condition and is mostly intact, unlike Titanic who is slowly being eaten away by bacteria. Britannic will be with us for a long time unless if she gets raised or salvaged someday.
by RedLightningStrike January 29, 2017