Titanic II to set sail from Southampton in 2016 according to Australian billionaire Clive Palmer

The original Titanic

The original Titanic

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Titanic II, the multi-million pound replica of Southampton's ill-fated liner, will set sail from the city on her maiden voyage in 2016.

The date was announced by the Australian billionaire, Clive Palmer, who is funding the construction of the ship, when he revealed that detailed plans and designs for the vessel will be made public in New York in a few weeks time.

Mining magnate, Palmer, said: “The first voyage remains set for 2016, with the ship due to sail from China, where she will be built, to Southampton ahead of her maiden passenger crossing to New York.''

The businessman intends to hold a gala dinner on the retired aircraft carrier USS Intrepid in New York harbour on Tuesday, December 4, where guests will be treated to a dinner from the same menu as Titanic passengers on the day she sank in April, 1912.

At the event further features of the new ship will be disclosed although it is already known the vessel will mirror her predecessor's dimensions, measuring 885 feet long, and more than 173 feet high, and weighing 40,000 tonnes.

Titanic II will have 840 cabins and nine decks and retain the first, second and third-class divisions of the original White Star liner, which sank, 100 years ago, with the loss of 1,500 lives after striking an iceberg on her maiden voyage.

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1:05pm Thu 4 Oct 12

wossit says...

I think you find it is wider for more stability, but still can't wait to see on the water
I think you find it is wider for more stability, but still can't wait to see on the water wossit
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1:20pm Thu 4 Oct 12

George4th says...

Maiden Voyage from Southampton! Fantastic news! Another addition to the Seafaring History of Southampton, a History that can already be seen at the Excellent SeaCity Museum (for those who haven't been yet - shame on you!!)
Maiden Voyage from Southampton! Fantastic news! Another addition to the Seafaring History of Southampton, a History that can already be seen at the Excellent SeaCity Museum (for those who haven't been yet - shame on you!!) George4th
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1:20pm Thu 4 Oct 12

sarfhamton says...

what poor taste
what poor taste sarfhamton
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1:42pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Saintcosser says...

Read it and weep Liverpool!
Read it and weep Liverpool! Saintcosser
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1:43pm Thu 4 Oct 12

georgetheseventh says...

sarfhamton wrote:
what poor taste
Ha ha..I wont be on it.
Mind you..the ice cap should have melted by then....
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: what poor taste[/p][/quote]Ha ha..I wont be on it. Mind you..the ice cap should have melted by then.... georgetheseventh
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1:45pm Thu 4 Oct 12

georgetheseventh says...

Saintcosser wrote:
Read it and weep Liverpool!
Silly Billy..its also coming here to visit its original home..didnt you know..silly billy.The place where it was 'conceived'..silly billy you.
[quote][p][bold]Saintcosser[/bold] wrote: Read it and weep Liverpool![/p][/quote]Silly Billy..its also coming here to visit its original home..didnt you know..silly billy.The place where it was 'conceived'..silly billy you. georgetheseventh
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1:51pm Thu 4 Oct 12

georgetheseventh says...

Saintcosser wrote:
Read it and weep Liverpool!
Do you think maybe you should 'lose' the C out of your title Saintosser ?.
But then again..maybe there will be tears on my pillow tonight..tears of joy as I await my little cruise..not long now.
And I only have to travel two miles with my luggage..Yippee.
[quote][p][bold]Saintcosser[/bold] wrote: Read it and weep Liverpool![/p][/quote]Do you think maybe you should 'lose' the C out of your title Saintosser ?. But then again..maybe there will be tears on my pillow tonight..tears of joy as I await my little cruise..not long now. And I only have to travel two miles with my luggage..Yippee. georgetheseventh
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1:52pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Saintcosser says...

georgetheseventh wrote:
Saintcosser wrote: Read it and weep Liverpool!
Silly Billy..its also coming here to visit its original home..didnt you know..silly billy.The place where it was 'conceived'..silly billy you.
Surely it was conceived in Belfast silly billy.
[quote][p][bold]georgetheseventh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintcosser[/bold] wrote: Read it and weep Liverpool![/p][/quote]Silly Billy..its also coming here to visit its original home..didnt you know..silly billy.The place where it was 'conceived'..silly billy you.[/p][/quote]Surely it was conceived in Belfast silly billy. Saintcosser
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2:00pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Saintcosser says...

Where's your cruise headed, Birkenhead? Surely the tunnel would be quicker.......
Where's your cruise headed, Birkenhead? Surely the tunnel would be quicker....... Saintcosser
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2:53pm Thu 4 Oct 12

APR says...

Will it be authentic, down to the number of lifeboats ?

Something tells me that this will never happen. The building of the ship that is.
Will it be authentic, down to the number of lifeboats ? Something tells me that this will never happen. The building of the ship that is. APR
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2:57pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Paraletic says...

If the casino is in place by the Mayflower pier we'll be able to place bets on how far across she gets as we wave her goodbye.
If the casino is in place by the Mayflower pier we'll be able to place bets on how far across she gets as we wave her goodbye. Paraletic
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3:03pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Dasal says...

Don't see why it shouldn't be successful.

The original went down well................
....
Don't see why it shouldn't be successful. The original went down well................ .... Dasal
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3:09pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Shoong says...

georgetheseventh wrote:
Saintcosser wrote:
Read it and weep Liverpool!
Do you think maybe you should 'lose' the C out of your title Saintosser ?.
But then again..maybe there will be tears on my pillow tonight..tears of joy as I await my little cruise..not long now.
And I only have to travel two miles with my luggage..Yippee.
Tears on your pillow eh?

Well, hopefully he's not that rough on you, just sort out a safety word before hand.
[quote][p][bold]georgetheseventh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintcosser[/bold] wrote: Read it and weep Liverpool![/p][/quote]Do you think maybe you should 'lose' the C out of your title Saintosser ?. But then again..maybe there will be tears on my pillow tonight..tears of joy as I await my little cruise..not long now. And I only have to travel two miles with my luggage..Yippee.[/p][/quote]Tears on your pillow eh? Well, hopefully he's not that rough on you, just sort out a safety word before hand. Shoong
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5:43pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Scrutinizer says...

As a Sotonian, I reckon it's very tasteless...
As a Sotonian, I reckon it's very tasteless... Scrutinizer
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5:59pm Thu 4 Oct 12

wossit says...

Dasal wrote:
Don't see why it shouldn't be successful.

The original went down well................

....
Very good :)
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: Don't see why it shouldn't be successful. The original went down well................ ....[/p][/quote]Very good :) wossit
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6:01pm Thu 4 Oct 12

wossit says...

"The businessman intends to hold a gala dinner on the retired aircraft carrier USS Intrepid in New York harbour on Tuesday, December 4, where guests will be treated to a dinner from the same menu as Titanic passengers on the day she sank in April, 1912"

Washed down with copious amount of sea water
"The businessman intends to hold a gala dinner on the retired aircraft carrier USS Intrepid in New York harbour on Tuesday, December 4, where guests will be treated to a dinner from the same menu as Titanic passengers on the day she sank in April, 1912" Washed down with copious amount of sea water wossit
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6:09pm Thu 4 Oct 12

wossit says...

sarfhamton wrote:
what poor taste
why a 747 can crash and they still build new one's. Whats the differance !!!
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: what poor taste[/p][/quote]why a 747 can crash and they still build new one's. Whats the differance !!! wossit
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6:42pm Thu 4 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

wossit wrote:
"The businessman intends to hold a gala dinner on the retired aircraft carrier USS Intrepid in New York harbour on Tuesday, December 4, where guests will be treated to a dinner from the same menu as Titanic passengers on the day she sank in April, 1912"

Washed down with copious amount of sea water
Plenty of ice with the drinks?
[quote][p][bold]wossit[/bold] wrote: "The businessman intends to hold a gala dinner on the retired aircraft carrier USS Intrepid in New York harbour on Tuesday, December 4, where guests will be treated to a dinner from the same menu as Titanic passengers on the day she sank in April, 1912" Washed down with copious amount of sea water[/p][/quote]Plenty of ice with the drinks? OSPREYSAINT
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11:09pm Thu 4 Oct 12

peachy1 says...

What a load of codswallop

I bet she won't have British crew and built in CHINA oh yes that country that is synonymous for ship building

NOT
What a load of codswallop I bet she won't have British crew and built in CHINA oh yes that country that is synonymous for ship building NOT peachy1
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11:09pm Thu 4 Oct 12

peachy1 says...

What a load of codswallop

I bet she won't have British crew and built in CHINA oh yes that country that is synonymous for ship building

NOT
What a load of codswallop I bet she won't have British crew and built in CHINA oh yes that country that is synonymous for ship building NOT peachy1
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11:23am Fri 5 Oct 12

peenut81 says...

Peachy1, only in your limited and closed worldview is China not associated with ship building. In the 15th century the Chinese built a fleet with approx the same tonnage as the rest of the world put together and sailed to S.America, Australia, S Africa, Greenland and the Caribbean. 60 Years before Colombus. 100 years before Magellan, The Mongols had previously built a huge fleet which they attempted to take Japan with.
Please Daily Echo readers if you don't know something then just shut up and keep your prejudices and ignorance to yourself you make our city look so neandaethal
Peachy1, only in your limited and closed worldview is China not associated with ship building. In the 15th century the Chinese built a fleet with approx the same tonnage as the rest of the world put together and sailed to S.America, Australia, S Africa, Greenland and the Caribbean. 60 Years before Colombus. 100 years before Magellan, The Mongols had previously built a huge fleet which they attempted to take Japan with. Please Daily Echo readers if you don't know something then just shut up and keep your prejudices and ignorance to yourself you make our city look so neandaethal peenut81
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11:54am Fri 5 Oct 12

twarland says...

Just think if it does happen, all those families flocking to Southampton from all over the country to see it, and No Where to go while they're here. Embarrassing!!!!!
Just think if it does happen, all those families flocking to Southampton from all over the country to see it, and No Where to go while they're here. Embarrassing!!!!! twarland
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3:04pm Fri 5 Oct 12

arizonan says...

To be totally authentic, the stern of the ship should read, TITANIC
LIVERPOOL.
To be totally authentic, the stern of the ship should read, TITANIC LIVERPOOL. arizonan
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5:14pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Scrutinizer says...

arizonan wrote:
To be totally authentic, the stern of the ship should read, TITANIC LIVERPOOL.
...or to be PROPERLY authentic, the stern of the ship should really read: 'TITANIC II - THE CONCEPT OF AN IGNORANT AND INSENSITIVE AUSTRALIAN TW@T'.

I doubt - certainly I hope not - that the city authorities will want to have anything to do with this ship. Actually, I have a hunch that she will not get permission to visit here in the end.

Also, and interestingly, I've heard that the growing 'word' amongst the guys working in the docks, is that they won't have anything to do with this vessel either.
[quote][p][bold]arizonan[/bold] wrote: To be totally authentic, the stern of the ship should read, TITANIC LIVERPOOL.[/p][/quote]...or to be PROPERLY authentic, the stern of the ship should really read: 'TITANIC II - THE CONCEPT OF AN IGNORANT AND INSENSITIVE AUSTRALIAN TW@T'. I doubt - certainly I hope not - that the city authorities will want to have anything to do with this ship. Actually, I have a hunch that she will not get permission to visit here in the end. Also, and interestingly, I've heard that the growing 'word' amongst the guys working in the docks, is that they won't have anything to do with this vessel either. Scrutinizer
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6:11pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Scrutinizer says...

peenut81 wrote:
Peachy1, only in your limited and closed worldview is China not associated with ship building. In the 15th century the Chinese built a fleet with approx the same tonnage as the rest of the world put together and sailed to S.America, Australia, S Africa, Greenland and the Caribbean. 60 Years before Colombus. 100 years before Magellan, The Mongols had previously built a huge fleet which they attempted to take Japan with. Please Daily Echo readers if you don't know something then just shut up and keep your prejudices and ignorance to yourself you make our city look so neandaethal
peenut81, Ok, so I know where you're coming from regarding this. However, please don't slag off the Neanderthals in this way! They really do not deserve to be continually cited as an example of something inferior, in a derogatory way. They were an advanced human species/sub-species of Homo sapiens, sapiens (ie us!). It is thought that they formed quite complex socially organised groups, similar to Homo sapiens, sapiens. Also, that they made highly advanced (for the time) tools of stone (and without doubt of other materials too) ;-)
[quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: Peachy1, only in your limited and closed worldview is China not associated with ship building. In the 15th century the Chinese built a fleet with approx the same tonnage as the rest of the world put together and sailed to S.America, Australia, S Africa, Greenland and the Caribbean. 60 Years before Colombus. 100 years before Magellan, The Mongols had previously built a huge fleet which they attempted to take Japan with. Please Daily Echo readers if you don't know something then just shut up and keep your prejudices and ignorance to yourself you make our city look so neandaethal[/p][/quote]peenut81, Ok, so I know where you're coming from regarding this. However, please don't slag off the Neanderthals in this way! They really do not deserve to be continually cited as an example of something inferior, in a derogatory way. They were an advanced human species/sub-species of Homo sapiens, sapiens (ie us!). It is thought that they formed quite complex socially organised groups, similar to Homo sapiens, sapiens. Also, that they made highly advanced (for the time) tools of stone (and without doubt of other materials too) ;-) Scrutinizer
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7:43pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Inform Al says...

Scrutinizer wrote:
peenut81 wrote:
Peachy1, only in your limited and closed worldview is China not associated with ship building. In the 15th century the Chinese built a fleet with approx the same tonnage as the rest of the world put together and sailed to S.America, Australia, S Africa, Greenland and the Caribbean. 60 Years before Colombus. 100 years before Magellan, The Mongols had previously built a huge fleet which they attempted to take Japan with. Please Daily Echo readers if you don't know something then just shut up and keep your prejudices and ignorance to yourself you make our city look so neandaethal
peenut81, Ok, so I know where you're coming from regarding this. However, please don't slag off the Neanderthals in this way! They really do not deserve to be continually cited as an example of something inferior, in a derogatory way. They were an advanced human species/sub-species of Homo sapiens, sapiens (ie us!). It is thought that they formed quite complex socially organised groups, similar to Homo sapiens, sapiens. Also, that they made highly advanced (for the time) tools of stone (and without doubt of other materials too) ;-)
I bet that, like the Chinese, they didn't build many ships made of steel.
[quote][p][bold]Scrutinizer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: Peachy1, only in your limited and closed worldview is China not associated with ship building. In the 15th century the Chinese built a fleet with approx the same tonnage as the rest of the world put together and sailed to S.America, Australia, S Africa, Greenland and the Caribbean. 60 Years before Colombus. 100 years before Magellan, The Mongols had previously built a huge fleet which they attempted to take Japan with. Please Daily Echo readers if you don't know something then just shut up and keep your prejudices and ignorance to yourself you make our city look so neandaethal[/p][/quote]peenut81, Ok, so I know where you're coming from regarding this. However, please don't slag off the Neanderthals in this way! They really do not deserve to be continually cited as an example of something inferior, in a derogatory way. They were an advanced human species/sub-species of Homo sapiens, sapiens (ie us!). It is thought that they formed quite complex socially organised groups, similar to Homo sapiens, sapiens. Also, that they made highly advanced (for the time) tools of stone (and without doubt of other materials too) ;-)[/p][/quote]I bet that, like the Chinese, they didn't build many ships made of steel. Inform Al
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9:06am Sat 6 Oct 12

Scrutinizer says...

None actually. But if they had, I bet they'd at least have had the intelligence to have put enough lifeboats aboard...
None actually. But if they had, I bet they'd at least have had the intelligence to have put enough lifeboats aboard... Scrutinizer
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9:19am Sat 6 Oct 12

Inform Al says...

Scrutinizer wrote:
None actually. But if they had, I bet they'd at least have had the intelligence to have put enough lifeboats aboard...
This neanderthal ex pleb is in agreement.
[quote][p][bold]Scrutinizer[/bold] wrote: None actually. But if they had, I bet they'd at least have had the intelligence to have put enough lifeboats aboard...[/p][/quote]This neanderthal ex pleb is in agreement. Inform Al
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