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Billionaire plans to build Titanic II by 2016

By T.K. Randall
May 1, 2012 · Comment icon 39 comments

Image Credit: Willy Stower
Clive Palmer hopes for his new version of the famous vessel to sail from England to New York.
With the 100 year anniversary of the tragic maiden voyage of the 'unsinkable' Titanic just passed, Palmer believes now is the time to bring the vessel back from the annals of history. The full-size replica will be built in a Chinese shipyard and will be based on the original designs ( albeit with a few upgrades ) including 840 rooms and 9 decks.

Mr Palmer however is not going to repeat the mistakes of the past by claiming that the vessel will be unsinkable. "Of course it will sink if you put a hole in it," he said. "It will be designed as a modern ship with all the technology to ensure that doesn't happen. But, of course, if you are superstitious you never know what could happen."
The replica of the ill-fated ship will be built at a Chinese shipyard and will sail on its maiden voyage accompanied by the Chinese navy. It will be powered by diesel rather than coal but will otherwise follow design plans approved by a historical research team and, like its predecessor, will have 840 rooms and nine decks.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (39)




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Comment icon #30 Posted by Wearer of Hats 12 years ago
Bet he's kicking himself that he didn't have it ready to sail on the centenary, If he's not kicking himself, there's a long queue of people in Australia who'd love to kick Cluve Palmer.
Comment icon #31 Posted by skookum 12 years ago
Lots of people have said in the past the intended to do this, but never did. Hopefully it will happen this time. One thing that it will show is how small the Titanic was compared to these modern cruise ships and liners.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Coffin It Up 12 years ago
I have to say that I think that would be in bad taste.
Comment icon #33 Posted by Mikami 12 years ago
Im buying tickets immediatly
Comment icon #34 Posted by BlackRedLittleDevil 12 years ago
Wonder who'll be the first idiot to stand at the bow of the ship with his arms open and fall in the water.
Comment icon #35 Posted by chrisoncrack 12 years ago
Nuts to that, can you imagine how much he'll charge for the novelty, greedy c**t
Comment icon #36 Posted by Wolvenblood 12 years ago
I think I'll pass on her maiden voyage.
Comment icon #37 Posted by esperwolf 12 years ago
It is a interesting idea though many probably hate the idea of a titanic 2. Especially those whose family where on board the first. However there is more than one way to honor a memory and this is curtainly a way.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Erudite Celt 12 years ago
I would love to see this happen. Sailing from Southampton to New York. All those ghosts finally reaching their destination.
Comment icon #39 Posted by Myles 8 years ago
Still going to happen. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/titanic-ii-fully-functioning-replica-of-original-ship-to-set-sail-in-20-a6862796.html


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