Rare RMS Britannic Carved Mahogany Dining Saloon Chair – 1914
Superb quality and history
HMHS Britannic was the third and final vessel of the White Star Line’s Olympic class of steamships and the second to bear the name “Britannic.”
She was the fleet mate of both the RMS Olympic and the RMS Titanic and was intended to enter service as a transatlantic passenger liner.
Built by Harland and Wolff , Britannic was launched just before the start of the First World War. She was laid up in Belfast for many months before being put to use as a hospital ship in 1915.
In 1915 and 1916 she served between the United Kingdom and the Dardanelles .At the end of her military service in 1916, she returned to Belfast to undergo the necessary modifications for transforming her into a transatlantic passenger liner. The British government paid the White Star Line £75,000 to compensate the transformation.
She was then recalled , and adapted again to a hospital ship where the unsuitable fittings and fixtures were removed
On 21 November 1916, a loud explosion shook the ship. The cause, whether it was a torpedo from an enemy submarine or a mine, HMHS Britannic was the largest ship lost in the First World War
Original mahogany carved seat , mounted on a later metal stand
2nd class dining saloon
87 cm high x 57 cm wide
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