I found this article that describes the machines in Olympic's workshop (or machine shop) for making repairs to items. I do not think this information has ever been known, but if it is general knowledge than I apologize. Also included is several other articles that are interesting including the fact that Olympic was renovated in New York.
#55741, "RE: Olympic's Workshop or Machine Shop" In response to Reply # 0
I've taken the liberty of displaying your image here, as it was not appearing in your original post.
Thank you for posting these articles! I've seen brief accounts of the workshop in the Olympic-class ships before, but this is the most detailed description I am aware of. I've attached here an image of a workshop on a smaller ship to give an idea of how it might be laid out.
The article describing the work done to the Olympic in New York is also new to me. It must have been pretty urgent for them not to wait for their return to Southampton.
#55742, "RE: Olympic's Workshop or Machine Shop" In response to Reply # 1 Fri Jan-19-18 06:39 AMby b-rad
Thanks for posting pic. I realized it wasn't working unless I took the "www." out of the pic address. The articles from 1911 come from the Iron Age Vol. 88. The main description being on page 1294. The ones from 1922, which I included to show that Davis-Bournonville apparently made it aboard the Olympic again after the renovation, though in a different capacity (honestly I was looking to see if there was more info on the refit but could not)come from ASME Transaction Vol. 43 pg 9, and Ice & Refrigeration Vol. 43 pg. 62. I am not to familiar with the Olympic, nor do I have a photo catalogue good enough to do too much research, so I would be interested to see if anyone could shed more light on the matter.
PS: Thanks for posting your pic. I had to do research to learn what the machines described did, and I was wondering how it would be set up. I didn't even think about an overhead drive shaft.
#55744, "Modifications at New York" In response to Reply # 2
Thanks for providing the source for the articles.
The small article describing the work done in New York by Davis-Bournonville is of particular interest, as it may provide the answer to a small mystery. A few years ago Bob Read brought to my attention some photos supposedly taken during the eastbound (New York to Southampton) leg of Olympic's maiden voyage. We were puzzled by the appearance of a Gibb's Extractor vent on the forecastle, since no such vent shows up in photos taken at the time of Olympic's arrival at New York.
The thought that a new vent had been added at New York never occurred to me until I read that your post.