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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-04-03 13:38
Subject: German Navy 2, White Star Line 1
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I note that two White Star liners were sunk by enemy action during WWI (Arabic torpedoed off Kinsale and Britannic struck a mine off Greece), but also that RMS Olympic herself got lucky, was missed by a torpedo, and then rammed and sank the submarine responsible (U-103).

Mind you, Olympic did seem to ram everything in sight. She had a go at taking out HMS Hawke in 1911, and nailed the Nantucket Lightship in 1934. Bearing in mind that her sistership Titanic achieved immortality by having a go at an iceberg, perhaps the entire Olympic class was the maritime equivalent of a pitbull.
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The Magician
User: the_magician
Date: 2008-04-03 13:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Titanic, built in Belfast, home city Liverpool, actually loaded at Southampton, but with Glasgow in her veins!
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-04-03 13:16 (UTC)
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*snort*
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Sion: wedding
User: sion_a
Date: 2008-04-03 14:09 (UTC)
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Keyword:wedding
Set sail from Southampton 10th April. Which will be our wedding anniversary. I hope this is not an omen.

(It's a singularly bad day for maritime disasters, marking also the loss of the Thresher, the Wahine disaster (the worst maritime disaster in New Zealand's history), and the collision of the Moby Prince and the Agip Abruzzo.)
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The Magician
User: the_magician
Date: 2008-04-03 17:57 (UTC)
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My birthday is April 8th, the Titanic struck the iceberg on the 14th (before midnight) and sank on the 15th. April Fools day is April 1st. 1-8-15, seven days between each, so I always say I'm halfway between a fool and a disaster ... :-)

Don't worry, you have nothing to worry about in your relationSHIP (aiiieee!!!!)
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Sion: wedding
User: sion_a
Date: 2008-04-04 09:53 (UTC)
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I'm trying not to think about the fact that Captain Edward Smith is one of the famous sons of my home town….
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-04-03 17:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
my favourite conspiracy theory ever

Now I'm not aware of that one.
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