R.M.S. Olympic

Plan Sheet Descriptions

This 9 sheet set of plans depicts R.M.S. Olympic in her maiden voyage configuration.  Actual full size sheets are in 1/144 scale and are 3 ft. wide and 7-10 ft. long depending on the plan. 

Close-up views of the plan sheets below are not provided.  To see examples of the detail, go to the Titanic plan sheets where close-up details of the drawings are shown.

Olympic 1 – Plan Ordering Code OL1 – Price Per Sheet $35.00 USD
This plan sheet is a drawing of the full starboard profile of the ship.  Frame locations are indicated.   Hydraulic riveting is now included in this drawing.



Olympic 2 – Plan Ordering Code OL2 – Price Per Sheet $35.00 USD
This plan sheet is a drawing of the full port profile of the ship.  Frame locations are indicated.  Rigging details are shown.  Hydraulic riveting on the hull is shown.



Olympic 3 – Plan Ordering Code OL3 – Price Per Sheet $40.00 USD
This plan sheet has drawings of four views of the ship: overhead (plan) view, forward view,aft view, underbody view.


Olympic 4 – Plan Ordering Code OL4 – Price Per Sheet $35.00 USD
This plan sheet has a map of the locations of all the visible ventilators.  It also has individual multi-view drawings of each ventilator.


Olympic 5 – Plan Ordering Code OL5 – Price Per Sheet $40.00 USD
This plan sheet has a map of deck equipment.  It also includes multi-view drawings of the individual deck equipment items.



Olympic 6 – Plan Ordering Code OL6 – Price Per Sheet $35.00 USD
This plan sheet has drawings of the Boat Deck deckhouses showing exterior bulkhead, window, and door locations.  It also has a plan of  “A” Deck with the same format as the Boat Deck drawings.


Olympic 7 – Plan Ordering Code OL7 – Price Per Sheet $35.00 USD
This plan sheet has plans of the “B” Deck deckhouses, showing exterior bulkhead, window, and door locations.  It also includes drawings of the forward well deck, aft well deck and docking bridge.

 

Olympic 8 – Plan Ordering Code OL8 – Price Per Sheet $35.00 USD
This plan sheet has three separate drawings which comprise the hull contour lines.  Included are the body plan, sheer plan, and half breadth plan.


Olympic 9 – Plan Ordering Code OL9 – Price Per Sheet $35.00 USD
This plan sheet is a drawing of the shell plate expansion.  This drawing has never been found among the Olympic drawings.  It was created using the Olympic framing plan and the Olympic shell plating plan.  The plan is of constant scale both vertically and horizontally.  All hull plates on the starboard side can be visualized in this expansion.  This plan will help the modeler in plating the hull.

Special Note: It should be noted that the shape of individual plates cannot be derived directly from the shell plating expansion.  The shell plating expansion shows the shape of plates in the x and y dimensions.  On the ship there is also curvature in the z dimension.  The shell plating expansion is at best a general guide to the individual plate shape.  The modeler will need to develop the true shape of individual plates directly on the ship.  The advantages of this drawing are that it shows all the seams, butts and doubling in one drawing.  As an aid to the modeler, notations have been added which show how an individual plate or strake is overlapped or overlaps those adjacent to it.


 


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Addenda

From time to time information comes to light which requires that one or more of the plan sheets be changed.  This section will display changes which are more than merely minor drafting errors.   All changes will be made to the plan sheets from the date of the change noted here forward.

1. Date of change: 11/19/2010

Plan sheets affected: OL2, OL3, OL5, OL6

Nature of change:  It has come to light that on the port roof of maiden voyage Olympic’s tank room that there were brackets for storing boards which were used as awning rafters for a covering over the reciprocating engine skylight opening when the skylight cover was removed during maintenance.  The hard cover was removed when large pieces of equipment or parts needed to be shipped to the reciprocating engine room.  When the hard cover was removed, these board were erected to support a temporary canvas cover over the skylight opening.  On Titanic these boards were stowed against the aft railing of the tank room roof.

This drawings shows the boards and brackets in red on the roof of maiden voyage Olympic’s tank room.

This photo (red arrow) shows the outboard brackets and boards on maiden voyage Olympic

This photo shows the brackets (red arrows) on post Titanic disaster (1912) Olympic.

2. Date of change: 05/20/2011

Plan sheets affected: OL3, OL5

Nature of Change:  For some time a structure was observed on later Olympic.  It was located on the aft inboard aspect of  port B deck hatch #4.   Recently this object was discovered in wreck photos of Titanic.  This prompted a reexamination of early Olympic photos.  This object can be traced to at least 1912 so it was most likely original equipment.  Unfortunately photo quality is too poor to discern all the details of this object but I have interpreted it as best I could.  The function of the object is unknown at present but I have theorized a function in an article found Aft B deck mystery object   If better photos surface, adjustments to the drawings will be made.  Below are drawings illustrating the changes which have been made to the plans.

Drawing of port #4 hatch area with object indicated by arrow


Multi-view drawing of object

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photo of later Olympic showing object indicated with arrow


3. Date of change: 9/19/2011

    Plan sheets affected: OL3, OL4, OL5, OL6

Nature of change:

Forward of Funnels 1, 2, and 3 on the port side is an access hatch to the fidley vents.  Recent study of archival and wreck photos have led me to alter the size and position of these hatches.  The new positions which are identical for all three boiler casings is shown in the drawing below.

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6. Date of Change: 10/27/2012 Note: This change was made during the Titanic CAD Plans hiatus period.  The date is being given to indicate that plans sold after this date will have this change incorporated.

Plan Sheets Affected: OL1, OL2, OL3

Nature of Change:  The first pair of funnel shrouds aft of the forwardmost pair of the second funnel have been moved aft.  The original rigging plan showed the these shrouds at the more forward position.  Photo analysis has confirmed that the position where the pair of shrouds is belayed is just aft of the aft arm of the #7 and #8 davit positions.  The drawing below shows this minor change in shroud position.  Only the starboard shroud is shown in this drawing.  The port shroud is its mirror image.

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7. Date of Change: 10/27/2012 Note: This change was made during the Titanic CAD plans hiatus period.  The date is being given to indicate that plans sold after this date will have this change incorporated.

Plan Sheets Affected: OL3, OL5

During recent research I discovered that of the two Trotman’s type anchors on Titanic their positions were reversed.  The 1 ton anchor was on the forecastle and the 1/2 ton anchor was on the poop.  This change just involves switching the locations of these two anchors from where they were originally shown.  The drawing below shows the two anchors as they now appear on plan sheet TI5.

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8. Date of Change: 10/27/2012 Date of Change: 10/27/2012 Note: This change was made during the Titanic CAD plans hiatus period.  The date is being given to indicate that plans sold after this date will have this change incorporated.

Plan sheets Affected: OL3

Nature of Change: Recently discovered photographic evidence has demonstrated that the starboard side of the roof of maiden voyage era Olympic had the same awning rafter boards stacked as in Addenda #1 described above.  The drawing below shows the boards on the starboard side of the tank room roof.

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9. Date of Change: 10/27/2012 Note: This change was made during the Titanic CAD plans hiatus period.  The date is being given to indicate that plans sold after this date will have this change incorporated.

Plan Sheets Affected: OL3, OL5

Nature of Change: Recent photos have revealed that on the roof of Olympic’s Marconi room there was a protective guard railing around the Bradfield insulator where the aerial wires passed through the Marconi silent room roof.  This railing attached to the deckhouse roof railing and had four stanchions.  The railing had a single upper rail at the height of the deckhouse upper rail.  Below are plan and elevation views.

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10. Date of Change: 7/17/13

Plan Sheets Affected: OL5

Nature of Change: Recent research has revealed that a change was necessary in the riveting pattern on the funnels.  Previously documents had indicated that there were 18 divisions between the rows of rivets.  Study of actual photographs have now confirmed that there are only 15 divisions.  There is a riveting division on the fore and aft midline on the aft face of the funnels.  On the fore and aft midline on the forward face of the funnels the riveting divisions are equally spaced on either side of the midline.  The image below is the updated drawing which is now shown on plan sheet TI5.

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11. Date of Change: 7/30/2013

Plan sheets affected: OL3, OL4, OL5, OL6

Nature of Change:  Rather than being a new discovery, this change represents a confirmation of  previous information.  The Olympic Class Boat Deck Iron plan showed the wooden portion of the bridge front with a slight curvature limited to the area of the outboard window on both port and starboard.  The amount of curvature was noticed on the plan but there were indications on the plan which raised the possibility that it could have been altered in the “as built” version.  Photos of the Olympic class ships appeared to show a completely flat wooden bridge front.  Recently a photo of Titanic was located which finally and definitively confirmed the slight curvature shown in the Boat Deck Iron plan.  The photo in question is shown here.

Bridge

  Of the nine windows which comprise the bridge front, the inboard seven which are in the flat section are all the same width in the photo.  The port side most outboard window is wider than the others whereas the starboard side most outboard window is narrower.  This is evidence that these two windows had their outboard edges angled aft.  The angle is only approximately five degrees.  This also means that the aft edge of the most outboard windows is only about three inches aft of the forward edge.  To illustrate how minor this change is, the previous plan drawing of this area is shown along with the current plan change.  Only the change to plan sheet OL6 is shown because it is the one which shows construction of the bridge area.

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12. Date of Change: 9/7/2013

Sheets Affected: OL1, OL2, OL3, OL4, OL5

Nature of Change: Addition of Welin Davit Drawings.  When my plans were developed some areas had equipment for which no dimensional references were available.  The Welin Davits were in this category.  There were patent drawings but I had no confidence that the davits shown in the patent drawings were the models used on Olympic and Titanic or Britannic.  Recently I was provided blueprints of the original davits and documentation proving that they were the model used on Olympic, Titanic, and Britannic.  Since the original drawings were developed by photo analysis and from the rigging plans, I decided to make new drawings of the davits.   The original drawings were fairly close.  There is about a 10 inch difference in the height (shorter) of the new davit drawings.  On a 1/144 model this would translate to a davit which is less than 1/16 of an inch shorter.  The following drawings are the changes made to sheet OL5.

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13. Date of Change: 9/25/2013

Plan Sheets affected: OL5

Nature of Change: Further study of the Welin Davits aboard Olympic reveals that the davit arms came in two versions, right and left.  In the pics below

the designations of right and left have to do with the location of the davit arm when looking outboard.

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14. Date of Change: 1/14/2014

Sheets Affected: OL3, OL4 OL5

Nature of Change:  It has recently come to my attention that there were a couple of inaccuracies in my drawings of the 1-1/2 ton A deck cranes.  Changes were confirmed by photo analysis.  Changes made were:  Operator’s platform shape was changed and the number of diagonal struts in the crane jib was changed.  Changes are illustrated below.

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15. Date of Change 5/17/2014

Sheets Affected: OL6

Nature of Change:

Recent evidence has been uncovered which indicates that on the aft bulkhead of the deckhouse under the third funnel that there are two changes.  The first is that what was thought to be a door for access to the hoist motor room is a steel panel.   The other change is that the original stokehold vent opening was of a lower vertical profile on maiden voyage Olympic.  Both of these were modified at least by her 1913 refit.  The photo below reflects the changes.

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16. Date of Change: 5/17/2014

Sheets Affected: OL1, OL2, OL3, OL5

Nature of Change:

It has been discovered that the positions of the davits were slightly different than originally thought.  I have written an article describing the changes in depth here: http://www.titanic-cad-plans.com/davit_new_understanding.pdf?9d7bd4  The article goes into depth about how the changes were determined but the modeler may want to skip to the summary table to see the changes.  All distances given in the table are full scale.  As you can see, on a scale model they would be very minimal.

No drawings are given for this change because the shifts in the locations of the davits are very minor.  The modeler can decide for himself whether it is desirable to make these changes at all.

 

17. Date of Change: 6/10/2014

Sheets Affected: OL1, OL2, 5

 Nature of Change:  I have found that the lowest planking strake of all lifeboat types nearest the keel (garboard strake) did not have a sharp angle on its aft lower edge where it met the sternpost but rather this edge was rounded.

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18. Date of change 6/12/2014

Sheets Affected: OL6

Nature of Change: Fitting out photos have revealed that the alcoves for the doors to the wheelhouse did not have radius corners but rather had squared corners.  The drawing below shows this change.

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19. Date of Change: 6/19/2014

Sheets Affected: OL1, OL2, OL3, OL4, OL5

Nature of Change: The first shrouds (port and starboard) aft of the forwardmost shrouds of the fourth funnel were found to have their deck belaying point aft of what was previously shown in the plans.  The previous and corrected versions are shown below.

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 20. Date of Change: 6/23/2014

Sheets Affected: OL5

Nature of Change: Recently uncovered photo evidence has shown that the previous understanding of the capacity plates on the inboard bow of the wooden lifeboats was in error.  It was thought that the third line of the capacity plate indicated the occupant capacity.  It is now known that the third line actually indicated the cubic foot capacity of the boat.  The capacity plates (formerly referred to as draft plates) have been modified to reflect the change.  Also the typeface has been modified to reflect the style of the originals.  The  notation of “10x original size” only applies to that shown on the plans.

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21. Date of Change 10/15/2014

Sheets Affected: OL4

Nature of Change:  A new passive ventilator has been discovered starboard to the 3rd funnel on the Boat Deck just aft of the entrance to the stairs down to “A” deck.  This vent served a darkroom just below it.  The vent pipe was looped to prevent any light from entering the darkroom through the vent pipe.  The new vent has been designated #95.

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22. Date of Change: 1/1/2015

Sheets Affected: OL3, OL4, OL5, OL6

Nature of change:  Recent examination of the Olympic Boat Deck Iron Plan indicates that the dimensions of the wing cabs were 7 ft. in the fore and aft dimension and 6 ft. in the inboard to outboard dimension.  The roof of the wingcabs overlapped the bulkheads by 3 in.  The drawing below shows the dimensions.

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23. Date of Change: 1/1/2016

Sheets Affected: OL1, OL2, OL3, OL9

It has been discovered that a few plating laps were in the wrong positions on the pages mentioned above.  All the modifications of the positions apply both to port and starboard.

The first drawing shows two plate laps on the drawings which should be eliminated.  This is a drawing of Titanic but the plate laps are in the same positions.

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The second drawing shows a plate lap near the aft well deck area which should be shifted aft.  This is shown in the drawing below.

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The third drawing shows the positions of four plate laps on the underside of the propeller wings which should be altered.

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The fourth drawing shows how these plate laps should be altered.

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24. Date of Change: 2/25/2016

Sheets Affected: OL3, OL4, OL5, OL6

Nature of Change:  New information shows that the skylights over the officers’ lavatory and Marconi room had a slightly different configuration that was previously shown.  Evidence shows that the skylights had one hinged panel (sash) on each side of the skylight rather than two hinged panel per side.  The protective bars of the glass panes were completely within the frames of the panes.  The drawing below shows the minor changes.

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25. Date of Change: 3/10/2015

Sheets Affected: OL3, OL4, OL5, OL7

The waterways in the forward and aft well decks have been corrected to the correct width of 15-1/2 inches.

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26. Date of Change: 4/15/2016

Sheets affected: OL5, OL4, OL3

Nature of change:  Several small changes based on new photos have been added to the steam winch drawings.  The bedplate is now “T” shaped rather than rectangular and the interiors of the warping drums have been modified.

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27. Date of Change: 4/20/2016

Sheets affected: OL5

Nature of Change: A previously unknown photo has been published which shows one of Titanic’s Engelhardt collapsible lifeboats being recovered post-sinking by RMS Oceanic.  It clearly shows the entire interior of the boat.  It shows 4 thwarts for this boat rather than the 3 which previously appeared on the plan.  It is doubtful that this will make much difference to most modelers because I don’t think I have ever seen one of the collapsibles modeled without its boat cover.  Olympic’s Engelhardt collapsible were the same as Titanic’s.

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28. Date of Change: 4/28/2015

Sheets Affected: OL3, OL4, OL5

Nature of Changed: The two valves which controlled steam to the steam winches near the foremast have been moved forward where they are now on top of the shroud over the steam pipes.  This change was confirmed by Titanic wreck footage.

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29. Date of Change: 5/15/2016

Sheets affected: OL3, OL4, OL5, OL6

Closer examination of Titanic wreck images has necessitated a modification of the fidley gratings.   The forward gratings have had the inboard angled corner modified.  Both the forward and aft gratings have had the athwartship stabilization bar modified in its shape and position.

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30. Date of Change: 5/27/2016

Sheets Affected: OL3, OL4, OL5, OL6

Nature of Change:  Recent study of Titanic wreck photos shows that the fidley vent screens forward of the first funnel did not have angled inboard corners.  They were rectangular.  This does not affect the fidley vents of the other funnels.  An assumption is being made that Olympic’s fidley vents screens were the same as Titanic’s.

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31. Date of Change: 8/5/2016

Sheets Affected OL3, OL5

Nature of Change: It has been discovered that a notation on the Titanic Rigging Plan indicates that there were fall boxes to receive the ends of the falls for the emergency cutters.  They were inboard of the bulwark next to the emergency cutters.  They had to be situated so as not to interfere with the operation of the sounding machines.

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32. Date of Change: 12/7/2016

Sheets Affected: OL3, OL9

Nature of change:

Additional research has revealed that the junctions of the keel plate to the stem and stern were in error on the drawings.  The transitions were created without any plate laps or interruptions.  The transition from the keel to the stern frame was accomplished by a tail piece which widened slightly from the width of the keel plate to the stern frame.  The transition from the keel plate to the stem bar was accomplished by a head piece which narrowed from the width of the keel plate to the width of the stem bar.  Figure 1 shows the transition at the stern.  The red area shows the slight widening where the keel plate meets the stern casting.  Figure 2 shows the transition at the stem.  The red area shows the narrowing where the keel plate meets the stem bar.

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Figure 1

 

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Figure 2

33. Date of Change: 12/30/2016

Sheets Affected: OL3, OL4, Ol5

Nature of Change

Further photo analysis has necessitated a slight change in the positions of the windlass brakes and the capstan steam supply valves.  The changes are only in the fore and aft direction and are different by only a matter of inches.

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34. Date of Change: 1/17/2017

Sheets Affected: OL3, OL6

Nature of Change: Recent photographic evidence has confirmed that maiden voyage Olympic did not have prismatic skylights over the elevator machinery room forward of the weather cover over the grand staircase dome.  The prismatic skylights which should be eliminated are shown in red in the drawing below.

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35. Date of Change: 1/17/2017

Sheets Affected: OL3, OL4

Nature of Change: Recent photographic evidence confirms the existence of an additional mushroom vent atop the officers’ quarters.  The additional mushroom vent is numbered #96 in the vent inventory.  It is about 3 inches greater in diameter than the one over the silent room.

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36. Date of Change 1/17/2017

Sheets affected: OL3

Recent photo evidence has shown that there were two stays to the aerial lead-in insulator both of which were attached to railings.  The drawing below shows where the stays were attached.

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37.  Date of Change: 3/16/2017

Sheets Affected: OL6

Nature of Change: On the port bulkhead of the deckhouse under the second funnel there are changes to bulkhead lamps.  The lamp forward of the Reading and Writing room has been moved aft.  The lamp on the port aft corner of the deckhouse had been omitted and has been added.

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38.  Date of Change: 3/16/2017

Sheets Affected: OL5

Nature of change: the text outlined in red has been added to this sheet.

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39.  Date of Change: 4/3/2017

Sheets Affected: OL3, OL4, OL5, OL6

Nature of Change:  A mistake was recently discovered in the external configurations of Vents #30 and #39.  The external part of these stokehold vents atop the deckhouses covered the entire fore and aft length of the fan trunk.  Additionally the part of the vents nearest the fidley trunks were squared off before terminating.  The drawings below show the changes.

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40. Date of Change: 4/7/2017

Sheets affected: OL1, OL2

Nature of change: Study of photographs has revealed that the position of the mooring port forward of the D deck shell doors needs to be moved forward 36 in. to the interframe space between frames 47F and 48F.  Drawing below shows the change.

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41. Date of Change 6/13/2017

Sheets Affected: OL5

Nature of Change: It has been discovered that the orientation of the forward and aft shutter orientation should be changed on Olympic’s forward grand staircase skylight cover.  Previous and corrected versions are shown below.

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42. Date of Change: 7/12/2017

Sheets Affected: OL5

Nature of Change: Further study has revealed that the aft face of the weather cover over the dome of the forward first class staircase had no aft windows.  The change is shown below.

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