First Titanic artefact arrives

Daily Echo: First Titanic artefact arrives First Titanic artefact arrives

ONE of the first artefacts to arrive at Southampton’s new £15m Titanic themed SeaCity Museum will be unveiled today – an enormous scale replica of RMS Queen Mary.

The seven-metre long model, carved from one log of white mahogany and weighing over one tonne, has been relocated from the city’s former Maritime Museum in the Wool House.

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2:11pm Thu 23 Feb 12

Paul-Lewis says...

Am I missing something here? The Queen Mary is a beautiful ship and this model is impressive but what makes it a Titanic artefact?
Am I missing something here? The Queen Mary is a beautiful ship and this model is impressive but what makes it a Titanic artefact? Paul-Lewis

2:38pm Thu 23 Feb 12

Northamboy says...

Paul-Lewis wrote:
Am I missing something here? The Queen Mary is a beautiful ship and this model is impressive but what makes it a Titanic artefact?
Its something to put inside the museum to help fill it. I think the Titanic museum has now been dropped in favour of the name SeaCity museum which will be about Southampton and the sea.

Whatever it's called it's totally destroyed the look of the Civic Centre buildings. How did the monstrosity ever get planning permission?
[quote][p][bold]Paul-Lewis[/bold] wrote: Am I missing something here? The Queen Mary is a beautiful ship and this model is impressive but what makes it a Titanic artefact?[/p][/quote]Its something to put inside the museum to help fill it. I think the Titanic museum has now been dropped in favour of the name SeaCity museum which will be about Southampton and the sea. Whatever it's called it's totally destroyed the look of the Civic Centre buildings. How did the monstrosity ever get planning permission? Northamboy

2:40pm Thu 23 Feb 12

X Old Bill says...

Now here is a tenuous connection, but there is one:
In 1934 the Queen Mary was awaiting completion but Cunard did not have any money.
White Star never quite recovered their reputation and losses, so also had no money.
So - HM Government stepped in and offered to pay for completing the Queen Mary on condition that both companies amalgamated.
The connection therefore is that if Titanic had not sunk then the Queen Mary might not have been completed, or may have been sold to Germany, Italy or France.
Maybe!
Now here is a tenuous connection, but there is one: In 1934 the Queen Mary was awaiting completion but Cunard did not have any money. White Star never quite recovered their reputation and losses, so also had no money. So - HM Government stepped in and offered to pay for completing the Queen Mary on condition that both companies amalgamated. The connection therefore is that if Titanic had not sunk then the Queen Mary might not have been completed, or may have been sold to Germany, Italy or France. Maybe! X Old Bill

2:03pm Fri 24 Feb 12

VW1956 says...

Hello. My first thoughts were with what Paul-Lewis has to say and Northamboy has probably got the reason for it. But I have seen the model of Qheen Mary many times so I will not be disappointed to see it again. Really cant agree with what X Old Bill has to say. He could of said that Cunard had run out of money and the link with Titanic is for Cunard to get money Cunard sold for scrap Titanics older sister ship the Olympic and with the money from that Queen Mary got finished. Ken.
Hello. My first thoughts were with what Paul-Lewis has to say and Northamboy has probably got the reason for it. But I have seen the model of Qheen Mary many times so I will not be disappointed to see it again. Really cant agree with what X Old Bill has to say. He could of said that Cunard had run out of money and the link with Titanic is for Cunard to get money Cunard sold for scrap Titanics older sister ship the Olympic and with the money from that Queen Mary got finished. Ken. VW1956

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