Olympic Gets Refitted
Titanic’s great disaster forever changed the regulations and rules for future construction of vessels. In October 1912 Titanic’s sister ship Olympic was brought back to Harland and Wolff shipyard for improvements to prevent any other accidents like Titanic’s.
Some of the immediate changes made to Olympic included adding more lifeboats due to new regulations set by the government, increasing the height of the forward bulkheads to the shelter deck, and giving the hull another layer of steel for reinforcement. Harland and Wolff made great strides to ensure Olympic was safe and to regain the public’s trust. After all her modifications were complete Olympic ended up being slightly heavier than her sister Titanic had been during her maiden voyage.