TIL Titanic’s sister ship, the Olympic, was pressed into Navy service as a troop carrier during WW1. In May 1918 Olympic spotted a surfaced German U-boat, went full speed and rammed it causing the U-boat crew to abandon ship. It’s captain was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for the attack.

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  1. Yep. The Olympic was refitted for war during ww1 and they put a dazzle camo on her to make it hard for enemy vessels to pinpoint her distance when they spotted her. Another fun fact is the brittanic was outfitted as a hospital ship with a hospital camo, and that ship sank as well after hitting an old mine. The Olympic was the only ship of the 3 Olympic class ships that actually survived to the end of her lifespan

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