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Tours of Titanic’s sister

Plans are being prepared to launch submarine tours of Titanic's sister ship.

Plans are being prepared to launch submarine tours of Titanic’s sister ship. Britannic was serving as a hospital ship when she sank off the Greek island of Kea in November 1916 as a result of hitting a mine.

Although she was carrying more than 1,000 people, there were just 30 casualties. Today she lies in 119m of water and remains one of the most well-preserved and historically significant wrecks on the ocean floor.

Marine historian Simon Mills, who bought the wreck from the British Government in 1996 for the sum of £1, hopes to operate three tours of the ship a day using 3 or 4-seater submersibles. Britannic was built by Harland & Wolff in Belfast alongside her ill-fated sister, but was completed three years later and incorporated a number of safety modifications.

 

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