Entries by Gavin Murphy

Olympic Find at Pity Me

Move over Alnwick and Haltwhistle — another location in Northeast England holds artifacts from RMS Olympic, sister-ship of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. While many ocean-liner enthusiasts know about the Olympic fittings at the White Swan Hotel in Alnwick and the Crown Berger paint works in Haltwhistle, few are aware that the Lambton Hounds Inn and […]

Mauretania History Comes Alive in Bristol

There is more for ocean liner enthusiasts in the English city of Bristol than simply visiting the S. S. Great Britain. The world’s first great ocean liner, the Great Britain was built by the influential engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel at Bristol’s Great Western Dock in 1843. It was, and still remains, a masterpiece of ship […]