On This Day

20 February

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1897 The second Oceanic


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The White Star Line placed an order today with Harland & Wolff for the construction of the largest liner in the world - Oceanic II (Yard No. 317).
See Ship Fact File - Oceanic II

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1871 The first Oceanic


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Oceanic (Yard No. 73) the first White Star Line steamship built by Harland & Wolff was berthed alongside the Albert Quay in Belfast and dressed overall with signal flags and opened to public inspection today.
See Ship Fact File - Oceanic I