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Titanic's Sister Ships
"Titanic is the best known of the passenger ocean liners built for the White Star line in the early 1900s, but there were two sister ships to Titanic that were built about the same time. There is some interesting additional information on the answer page."
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Was a sister ship launched before "Titanic"? (Hint: The first ship in this series began passenger service in 1911.)
What was the name of the shipyard that built "Titanic's" sister ships? (Hint: it also built "Titanic.")
Harland & Wolff
Cammel, Laird & Co. Ltd.
What was the name of the British warship the first sister ship collided with in her first year of operation? (Hint: It was a small cruiser.)
What is thought to be the original name of the sister ship that was changed in the construction yards immediately after "Titanic" sank?
Both sister ships played significant roles in World War I. Which one was pressed into service as a hospital ship? (Hint: Ships of the White Star Line had names that ended with the letters "ic" and Cunard's liners had names that ended in the letters "ia.")
Which sister ship was used for a troop transport ship during World War I?
During World War I, one of the sister ships rammed and sunk a German submarine. What was the sub's designation? (Hint: In World War II, British sailors captured the first Enigma machine captured at sea from U-110.)
One of the sister ships sank in 1916. In what body of water did she sink? (Hint: This body of water borders Greece.)
Who was the female who survived the sinking of both the "Titanic" and one of her sister ships? She was a stewardess for first-class passengers on the "Titanic" when it sank in 1912 and she was one of 102 nurses on board the sister ship that was converted to a hospital ship when it sank in 1916.
Which sister ship finished out her sailing career as a passenger liner, finally being taken out of service in 1935 and then scrapped in 1937? Many of her ornate wood carvings wound up in fine homes, restaurants and hotels. She had interiors that were very similar to those in "Titanic," including two grand staircases.
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