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Titanic II model testing to start soon
THE first model testing of the Titanic II will take place next month.
A 9.3metre model of the liner, an exact replica of the original Titanic which will sail from Southampton in 2016, will be tested in Germany.
Australian billionaire Professor Clive Palmer unveiled plans to rebuild the cruise liner, which sank after hitting an iceberg in 1912, last year.
It will be built in China, before her maiden passenger voyage will retrace the original Titanic’s voyage between Southampton and New York.
The wooden model will be put through resistance and powering tests in a 300m long tank in Hamburg by hydrodynamics firm Hamburg Ship Model Basin.
Prof Palmer said: “This model testing by HSVA will be an important stage in the Titanic II project.
“The Titanic II model is to be tested in the HSVA tank at speeds of between 18 and 24 knots. This testing is crucial for assessing the speed and power performance of this prototype vessel design.”
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