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RMS Olympic 1911 - 1935
RMS Olympic - Olympic was launched on 20 October 1910 and commissioned on 14 June 1911. She made her maiden voyage on 14 June 1911. On 20 September of the same year, under Edward J. Smith, she collided with the cruiser HMS Hawke in the port of Southampton, leading to her repair back at Harland and Wolff. When RMS Titanic sank, the Olympic was on her way across the Atlantic just in the opposite direction. She was able to receive a distress call from Titanic but too far away to reach her before she sank. After the sinking of Titanic, Olympic underwent a number of refinements to improve her safety. She then resumed her commercial service.