Titanic's Tragic Sister
Was Britannic, the tragic sister ship of Titanic, always doomed? There was never a question the explosion that ripped into her during World War I caused her sinking. The hurried wartime investigation accepted hasty assumptions, and with the ship resting at 400 feet beneath Greek waters, the real question as to why the ship sank in less than one hour was never answered. It is through technological advances in underwater exploration and more than sixty years of searching that the sequence of events has finally been discovered. In Mystery of the Last Olympian Richie Kohler, well-known from Shadow Divers and from the TV series Deep Sea Detectives takes readers on the intriguing journey from the rise of the magnificent Olympians to the fateful day in 1916. He then moves forward in time through multiple expeditions beginning with the great Jacques Cousteau who located the ocean liner in 1975. Each successive team that risked their lives uncovered new clues, but in 2009, Richie and his dive partner finally pinpointed the secret eluding everyone. As they achieved their goal, unknown to them the Britannic was claiming a final victim. The expedition leader—an expert explorer and personal friend—was dying at a shallower depth from an accident that stunned everyone. In picking up the pieces of that terrible day, Richie and a new team have finally documented their findings and the false narrative that was recorded can at last be corrected.
"In descending on the silent Britannic you feel the souls from her doomed history if you allow yourself to. You see the promenade deck where pretty Violet Jessop once walked—Violet, a young woman serving as a stewardess, whose destiny was oddly linked to the tragedies of the Olympians."
The tragedy and 100-year-old mystery of Britannic, sister ship to Titanic, comes to life in this revealing book. Internationally known Richie Kohler from Shadow Divers is one of a small group of explorers who has carried on the forty-year search to find the truth of what sent the mighty ship to her watery grave.