New Titanic II liner will be so successful a THIRD Titanic may be built says magnate

Daily Echo: Titanic II Titanic II

The billionaire building Titanic II, an exact replica of the ill-fated liner, said the vessel will be a living memorial to hundreds of Southampton crew members who died in the disaster.

Australian mining magnate, Professor Clive Palmer, who is constructing a full-size copy of the ship which sank after striking an iceberg in 1912, said the new vessel will remember nearly 550 seafarers from Southampton who drowned in the Atlantic.

“This magnificent vessel is to be constructed in memory of the heroic people who served on the ship, the passengers who sadly shared their fate and all those that survived the tragedy,” said Professor Palmer speaking in London today (SATURDAY).

“Through the rebuilding of the ship I want to recognize the artists and artisans whose skill, creativity and dexterity has never to this day been fully acknowledged because of the ship’s limited service.”

Titanic II, which will be built in China, is promised to be as equally luxurious as the original White Star Line ship of more than 100 years ago.

Professor Palmer, who would not be drawn on how much it will cost to build the new vessel, said “the Titanic was a ship of dreams” and “Titanic II will be the ship where dreams come true”.

The industrialist added that he had received an overwhelming response from prospective passengers who want to travel on Titanic II.

He predicted that the ship will be so successful that he will “have to build Titanic III”.

According to Professor Palmer, Titanic II will be 883 feet long and weigh 55,800 gross tons, while the original vessel was one foot shorter, and about 9,000 tons less.

She will carry a maximum of 2,435 passengers and 900 crew members, almost the same as the first Titanic, and include a gymnasium, Turkish baths, a squash court, a swimming pool, a theatre and a casino.

Titanic II first voyage is scheduled for 2016 and will be from Shanghai, China to Southampton, and then on to New York.

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10:20am Sat 2 Mar 13

SaintsBTGOG says...

Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.
Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port. SaintsBTGOG
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10:32am Sat 2 Mar 13

skeptik says...

Insult to the dead? Utter tosh!
Insult to the dead? Utter tosh! skeptik
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10:41am Sat 2 Mar 13

vag says...

The jury is very much out, as far as I'm concerned. If this ship is a faithful recreation, I would love to see her in Southampton. If it becomes some sort of ghoulish trinket, then I would not be so keen. The guys behind this project are going to be holding a press attended 'gala breakfast' at Southwestern house, on Tuesday. I happen to live there, so I may get the opportunity to gather some good info.
The jury is very much out, as far as I'm concerned. If this ship is a faithful recreation, I would love to see her in Southampton. If it becomes some sort of ghoulish trinket, then I would not be so keen. The guys behind this project are going to be holding a press attended 'gala breakfast' at Southwestern house, on Tuesday. I happen to live there, so I may get the opportunity to gather some good info. vag
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10:45am Sat 2 Mar 13

thomasupton says...

Be amazing to see her coming up Southampton water.
Be amazing to see her coming up Southampton water. thomasupton
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11:06am Sat 2 Mar 13

southy says...

thomasupton wrote:
Be amazing to see her coming up Southampton water.
As the sea fog comes rolling in
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: Be amazing to see her coming up Southampton water.[/p][/quote]As the sea fog comes rolling in southy
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11:19am Sat 2 Mar 13

saintsfanfairoak says...

I think this ship will have a huge following,and many will come just to see what the titanic would have looked like,and I see nothing wrong if carried out in the right way,that the ship will be a tribute to all who lost there lives,
The ship always having a minute silence before she sails for example.
in time she will be the most famous ship in the world and something to be proud of.
I think this ship will have a huge following,and many will come just to see what the titanic would have looked like,and I see nothing wrong if carried out in the right way,that the ship will be a tribute to all who lost there lives, The ship always having a minute silence before she sails for example. in time she will be the most famous ship in the world and something to be proud of. saintsfanfairoak
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11:20am Sat 2 Mar 13

beesdee says...

'As equally luxurious'? Journalism at its best!
'As equally luxurious'? Journalism at its best! beesdee
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11:25am Sat 2 Mar 13

Frank28 says...

What planet is Clive Palmer on? He's got very bad taste. If the boat is to built, why didn't he create some jobs at Harland & Wolff?
What planet is Clive Palmer on? He's got very bad taste. If the boat is to built, why didn't he create some jobs at Harland & Wolff? Frank28
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11:32am Sat 2 Mar 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

SaintsBTGOG wrote:
Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.
What exactly is your problem here? I would rather it was seen as a Memorial and can be used to remember the acts of herosim by the ships crew and other rescuers, it doesn't have to be morbid, not something to be villified, there are no living survivors, it is remembering an event of the previous Century, I do not understand this sanctimonious attitude, please explain so that I can work out whta the problem is here.
[quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.[/p][/quote]What exactly is your problem here? I would rather it was seen as a Memorial and can be used to remember the acts of herosim by the ships crew and other rescuers, it doesn't have to be morbid, not something to be villified, there are no living survivors, it is remembering an event of the previous Century, I do not understand this sanctimonious attitude, please explain so that I can work out whta the problem is here. OSPREYSAINT
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2:49pm Sat 2 Mar 13

talbot says...

well don mr clive palmer good DEMOCRACY I WILL BE BOOBING YOURS HASSAN BRIGHTON CITY OF SOUTH
well don mr clive palmer good DEMOCRACY I WILL BE BOOBING YOURS HASSAN BRIGHTON CITY OF SOUTH talbot
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5:18pm Sat 2 Mar 13

SaintsBTGOG says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SaintsBTGOG wrote:
Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.
What exactly is your problem here? I would rather it was seen as a Memorial and can be used to remember the acts of herosim by the ships crew and other rescuers, it doesn't have to be morbid, not something to be villified, there are no living survivors, it is remembering an event of the previous Century, I do not understand this sanctimonious attitude, please explain so that I can work out whta the problem is here.
Building a replica of a ship that 1500 people died on is a great idea.

It's nothing more than commercially cashing in on a disaster.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.[/p][/quote]What exactly is your problem here? I would rather it was seen as a Memorial and can be used to remember the acts of herosim by the ships crew and other rescuers, it doesn't have to be morbid, not something to be villified, there are no living survivors, it is remembering an event of the previous Century, I do not understand this sanctimonious attitude, please explain so that I can work out whta the problem is here.[/p][/quote]Building a replica of a ship that 1500 people died on is a great idea. It's nothing more than commercially cashing in on a disaster. SaintsBTGOG
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7:06pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Torchie1 says...

SaintsBTGOG wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SaintsBTGOG wrote:
Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.
What exactly is your problem here? I would rather it was seen as a Memorial and can be used to remember the acts of herosim by the ships crew and other rescuers, it doesn't have to be morbid, not something to be villified, there are no living survivors, it is remembering an event of the previous Century, I do not understand this sanctimonious attitude, please explain so that I can work out whta the problem is here.
Building a replica of a ship that 1500 people died on is a great idea.

It's nothing more than commercially cashing in on a disaster.
A lot more people have departed this world in cars, coaches, trains, planes and bicycles but someone keeps making more of those.
[quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.[/p][/quote]What exactly is your problem here? I would rather it was seen as a Memorial and can be used to remember the acts of herosim by the ships crew and other rescuers, it doesn't have to be morbid, not something to be villified, there are no living survivors, it is remembering an event of the previous Century, I do not understand this sanctimonious attitude, please explain so that I can work out whta the problem is here.[/p][/quote]Building a replica of a ship that 1500 people died on is a great idea. It's nothing more than commercially cashing in on a disaster.[/p][/quote]A lot more people have departed this world in cars, coaches, trains, planes and bicycles but someone keeps making more of those. Torchie1
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7:12pm Sat 2 Mar 13

redsnapper says...

SaintsBTGOG wrote:
Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.
Bizarre comment! No insult at all , why do all the local bores always drag up the negative vibes!!
[quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.[/p][/quote]Bizarre comment! No insult at all , why do all the local bores always drag up the negative vibes!! redsnapper
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8:16pm Sat 2 Mar 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

SaintsBTGOG wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SaintsBTGOG wrote:
Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.
What exactly is your problem here? I would rather it was seen as a Memorial and can be used to remember the acts of herosim by the ships crew and other rescuers, it doesn't have to be morbid, not something to be villified, there are no living survivors, it is remembering an event of the previous Century, I do not understand this sanctimonious attitude, please explain so that I can work out whta the problem is here.
Building a replica of a ship that 1500 people died on is a great idea.

It's nothing more than commercially cashing in on a disaster.
Nope that doesn't explain anything try again.
[quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.[/p][/quote]What exactly is your problem here? I would rather it was seen as a Memorial and can be used to remember the acts of herosim by the ships crew and other rescuers, it doesn't have to be morbid, not something to be villified, there are no living survivors, it is remembering an event of the previous Century, I do not understand this sanctimonious attitude, please explain so that I can work out whta the problem is here.[/p][/quote]Building a replica of a ship that 1500 people died on is a great idea. It's nothing more than commercially cashing in on a disaster.[/p][/quote]Nope that doesn't explain anything try again. OSPREYSAINT
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8:18pm Sat 2 Mar 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

talbot wrote:
well don mr clive palmer good DEMOCRACY I WILL BE BOOBING YOURS HASSAN BRIGHTON CITY OF SOUTH
Would someone kindly translate this into some semblance of a sentence?
[quote][p][bold]talbot[/bold] wrote: well don mr clive palmer good DEMOCRACY I WILL BE BOOBING YOURS HASSAN BRIGHTON CITY OF SOUTH[/p][/quote]Would someone kindly translate this into some semblance of a sentence? OSPREYSAINT
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12:01am Sun 3 Mar 13

snapperdownunder says...

SaintsBTGOG wrote:
Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.
Well said. I have a great deal of time for Aussies, but this one....!!
[quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.[/p][/quote]Well said. I have a great deal of time for Aussies, but this one....!! snapperdownunder
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10:58am Sun 3 Mar 13

AdamSFC says...

Wonder how many lifeboats it will have.
Wonder how many lifeboats it will have. AdamSFC
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6:05pm Sun 3 Mar 13

jonone says...

SaintsBTGOG wrote:
Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.
Assume you have directed similar thoughts at Boeing, given that they have continued to build the 747 after examples of the same have killed more people than the Titanic ever has? Or to Airbus who also continue to manufacture aircraft types that have killed people?

Or perhaps Southampton's resident morons could accept that interest in the Titanic does NOT by default centre on the ship's fate, but rather the ship itself? Probably requires more than the handful of braincells needed to drag yourself down to the Job Centre and claim your job-dodger-payouts.
[quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.[/p][/quote]Assume you have directed similar thoughts at Boeing, given that they have continued to build the 747 after examples of the same have killed more people than the Titanic ever has? Or to Airbus who also continue to manufacture aircraft types that have killed people? Or perhaps Southampton's resident morons could accept that interest in the Titanic does NOT by default centre on the ship's fate, but rather the ship itself? Probably requires more than the handful of braincells needed to drag yourself down to the Job Centre and claim your job-dodger-payouts. jonone
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6:54pm Sun 3 Mar 13

georgetheseventh says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SaintsBTGOG wrote:
Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.
What exactly is your problem here? I would rather it was seen as a Memorial and can be used to remember the acts of herosim by the ships crew and other rescuers, it doesn't have to be morbid, not something to be villified, there are no living survivors, it is remembering an event of the previous Century, I do not understand this sanctimonious attitude, please explain so that I can work out whta the problem is here.
Sick...sick...sick..
..it might have been better if even one plate had been welded here in the UK....there are plenty of relatives of 'survivors'.
One thing will spoil his maiden voyage..the ice cap has melted so much its unlikely he will spot many icebergs...it will most likely end up a floating hotel in New York..it wouldnt work in Ozz because hardly anyone goes there.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintsBTGOG[/bold] wrote: Utter disgrace and insult to the dead. I hope Southampton council and ABP ban this idiots sick boat from anywhere near our port.[/p][/quote]What exactly is your problem here? I would rather it was seen as a Memorial and can be used to remember the acts of herosim by the ships crew and other rescuers, it doesn't have to be morbid, not something to be villified, there are no living survivors, it is remembering an event of the previous Century, I do not understand this sanctimonious attitude, please explain so that I can work out whta the problem is here.[/p][/quote]Sick...sick...sick.. ..it might have been better if even one plate had been welded here in the UK....there are plenty of relatives of 'survivors'. One thing will spoil his maiden voyage..the ice cap has melted so much its unlikely he will spot many icebergs...it will most likely end up a floating hotel in New York..it wouldnt work in Ozz because hardly anyone goes there. georgetheseventh
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7:01pm Sun 3 Mar 13

georgetheseventh says...

AND...plenty of living relatives of casualties.....sick.
.sick....sick.
AND...plenty of living relatives of casualties.....sick. .sick....sick. georgetheseventh
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8:29pm Sun 3 Mar 13

kingnotail says...

georgetheseventh wrote:
AND...plenty of living relatives of casualties.....sick.

.sick....sick.
101 years...stop feigning offence at something that could not possibly affect you.
[quote][p][bold]georgetheseventh[/bold] wrote: AND...plenty of living relatives of casualties.....sick. .sick....sick.[/p][/quote]101 years...stop feigning offence at something that could not possibly affect you. kingnotail
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8:50pm Sun 3 Mar 13

insane saint says...

i for one as a relative of many that went down on the titanic, am very interested in this to see if it will work.


101 years of hurt for my family, it may go to seeing some of it being released by seeing the titanic 2 appearing in Southampton.

RIP my family
i for one as a relative of many that went down on the titanic, am very interested in this to see if it will work. 101 years of hurt for my family, it may go to seeing some of it being released by seeing the titanic 2 appearing in Southampton. RIP my family insane saint
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11:04pm Sun 3 Mar 13

kingnotail says...

insane saint wrote:
i for one as a relative of many that went down on the titanic, am very interested in this to see if it will work.


101 years of hurt for my family, it may go to seeing some of it being released by seeing the titanic 2 appearing in Southampton.

RIP my family
God you people could even give scousers a run for their money when it comes to pointless sentimentality...
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: i for one as a relative of many that went down on the titanic, am very interested in this to see if it will work. 101 years of hurt for my family, it may go to seeing some of it being released by seeing the titanic 2 appearing in Southampton. RIP my family[/p][/quote]God you people could even give scousers a run for their money when it comes to pointless sentimentality... kingnotail
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9:37am Sat 9 Mar 13

philiprhampton says...

Southampton people had a reminder of this disaster every time other look a like ships arrived in port, (Olympic, aquitania, etc.) it has been done, it would be wonderful to see this new ship in our port.
Southampton people had a reminder of this disaster every time other look a like ships arrived in port, (Olympic, aquitania, etc.) it has been done, it would be wonderful to see this new ship in our port. philiprhampton
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