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RMS Olympic in New York by zulumike RMS Olympic in New York by zulumike
Tugs manuever the RMS Olympic toward the New York Harbor docks. The USA flag flies on the top forward mast as a recognition and coutesy of the American passengers aboard this great ship.

The RMS. Olympic was the first of the three massive sisters of the Olympic class of the White Star Line. Their names would be Olympic, Titanic, and originally Gigantic (later called Britannic).

The Olympic was first of the trio. She arrived in New York City Harbor after her maiden voyage in June of 1911. She was an absolute sensation. She was the "ship of dreams", "the millionaires special", everything that we think was said about the Titanic was said about the Olympic. She was truly the star of the trio.

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:icontherailwayman1997:
TheRailwayMan1997 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
With the Z stacks helping her into Bigg City Port. 
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:iconestorianarmy321:
Estorianarmy321 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I once had an interesting conversation with my Ancient Greek professor when we were talking about how the titans were defeated by the Olympians. I made the comment that it was interesting that the Titanic, named after the Titans, sank while the Olympic, named after the Olympians, remained afloat. His eyes got real wide and he told me that he had never though of that.

She was a great ship though. There should really be some sort of film made about her career.
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:iconthisnameistaken123:
Thisnameistaken123 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Where are the lifeboats?
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:icontheworldisjustawesom:
TheWorldisJustAWESOM Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Photographer
Doesn't have lifeboats... But this is amazing.
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:iconbritannialoyalist:
BritanniaLoyalist Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
NICE!
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You.
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:iconolympic400:
olympic400 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Photographer
The U.S. flag on the fore mast was basically the "destination" flag. (Although it was not always used that way)
For example, when Olympic left Southampton she usually flew the French flag since she was headed for Cherbourg.
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was also considered a "port of call" etiquette to fly the national flag of the citizens on board of the country of destination.
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:iconrms-olympic:
RMS-OLYMPIC Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There I am on one of my many voyages. It made me so happy to make my passengers happy.
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bon Voyage! 
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:iconrms-olympic:
RMS-OLYMPIC Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank you! These kindly wishes take me far on a journey!

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:iconrikaveron:
Rikaveron Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D (Big Grin) very good i like your pichture
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You.
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:iconrikaveron:
Rikaveron Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you in my Titanic group 
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lordlance93 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
the boatdeck seemed to be wrong in design???? this photo/drawing is probably when olympic reaches new york by 1911, where her lifeboatds are equally placed alongside like her sister's arrangements and not entirely closed...here shows it was a fully walled deck..
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, as noted in previous feedback. I wanted a cleaner look.
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:icondragonlover2170:
Dragonlover2170 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
*scratches the name Olympic off the ship and painted Titanic on it* hey she made it to new york!
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:icondragonlover2170:
Dragonlover2170 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
say did they say that titanic and olympic looked identical?
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:iconcolinthep6m:
ColinTheP6M Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They were sister-ships
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Berlioz-II Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
The Olympic was always my favourite of the three. She was the only one to truly succeed in the task that she was designed for, despite some initial problems regarding the unprecedented size of the ship. But with the whole Titanic disaster and the Britannic being launched directly to war only to ram a mine a little over a year later with no chance of ever serving as a passenger ship, the Olympic's less tragic life has also made it sadly ignored... even if it did manage to sink a U-Boat during the war by ramming it. But for me it'll always remain my favourite as a symbol that these ships weren't really the major disaster they seem to be regarded as.

Beautiful work, man. Always nice to see more Olympic art around. :)
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great feedback and info. Thank you very much,glad to here from you. Cheers.
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:iconjuha91:
juha91 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Oh my God, this is amazing!

Looks exactly like the ref. picture, and the quality is comparable to Ken marschall's paintings!

However, there are small errors: the lifeboats are nowhere to be seen, and the stern looks a bit weird, too, I think the "curve" (sorry, I can't come up with a better word, hope you understand what I mean) should be visible from this angle.

Still, great picture!
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CarlosGabrielPE Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Niice! :)
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You. I appreciate it. Cheers.
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:iconkipfox32:
Kipfox32 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Beautiful :)
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You.
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:iconjncarter:
jncarter Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful Mike
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks John.

How was your vacation ? Cheers, Mike
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jncarter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Mike. The vacation was excellent thanks :)
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:iconmburleigh8:
mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You.
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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Hoplitesoldier7 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I love this :)
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You. I appreciate it.
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very nice style! Congratulations!
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I try to add some artistic flair to my work. That is why it is mixed media, some painting, editing and photo manipulation. I do like to reasearch the colors and learn about the subjects also. Cheers.
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Prosyon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Great image, one small thing though. Where are her lifeboats? And why is her boat deck encased in a bulkhead?
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You.

See the ref. above. My preference for a cleaner look on leaving off the life boats.

Bulkheads are watertight structural partitions located internally athwartship or abeam in the structure of the ship.

Therefore bulkheads are not visible on the outside of a ship.
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Prosyon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Apologies, I meant to say bulwark. Though a bulkhead does not necessarily have to be watertight, it loosely describes a wall within a ship.
I can understand the preference for a clean look though the bulwark along the boat deck is too high and gives her a top heavy look, also if this was translated into real life the passengers would be unable to see over.
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Bruiser235 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Olympic gets het just due. Wasn't she technically owned by JP Morgan and IMM?
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are correct, see the Ref. Link for more info about the ship.
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:iconbruiser235:
Bruiser235 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. That's why the US flag is there right? She was technically a US owned vessal.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found some more info. about why they flew the "star and stripes":

The foremast flag is frequently but incorrectly referred to as the "destination flag". While the flag at this location
did at times reflect the ship's destination - prior to leaving Southampton, for example - the flying of a "courtesy flag"
at this location always took precedence. A courtesy flag, or courtesy ensign, is the ensign of another country flown
when entering that country's port and during the ship's entire time in port. This was done as means of honoring
that country. Conversely, failing to do so was considered highly disrespectful, especially for naval vessels.
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Bruiser235 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good info. Thanks.
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think your correct. I am still trying find out more about the ownership.
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice one mike
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You my friend, appreciated it.
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GearGades Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Olympic was definitively the true Queen of the Oceans; here Sisters where lots, many of her running mates built before where sold for scrap and she outlive her company.

She should have lived long enough to accompany Aquitania, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth as Troop Transports for WWII. That would have been awesome team up.
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