Ok – this cannot be the greatest idea

30 Apr 2012 admin In G+ Posts

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer to build Titanic II

Mr Palmer says the Titanic replica will be a tribute to the men and women who built the original ship
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Clive Palmer, one of Australia's richest men, has commissioned a Chinese state-owned company to build a 21st Century version of the Titanic.

The mining billionaire told Australian media that construction will start at the end of next year.

It would be ready to set sail in 2016.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17890754

Billionaire to build Titanic II
Clive Palmer, one of Australia’s richest men, is commissioning a Chinese state-owned company to build a 21st Century version of the Titanic.

Comments: 18

  1. Trevor Farrell 30 Apr 2012 Reply

    I hope they fix the design faults! Otherwise it might lift "reality TV" to new heights! "Going down with the Titanic – LIVE!!!"

  2. Mika Latvala 30 Apr 2012 Reply

    Oh, why not? I was so excited when I read this in the newspaper. Titanic was a beautiful ship!

  3. Anuj Parihar 30 Apr 2012 Reply

    I am sure the technology now is advanced enough to rectify the earlier errors…

  4. Larry Maxwell 30 Apr 2012 Reply

    well since all of the icebergs are melting away, this may not be such a bad idea 😉

  5. Manik Roy 30 Apr 2012 Reply

    At least, this time Titanic II will not sink.

  6. Anuj Parihar 30 Apr 2012 Reply

    hahahaha Well said +Larry Maxwell 😀

  7. Brent Burzycki 30 Apr 2012 Reply

    I will say…..taking a trip on a titanic would be pretty cool….

  8. Larry Maxwell 30 Apr 2012 Reply

    if they call it "Titanic II"
    it NEEDS a sub title 😛

    Life boats – this time it's personal.
    (a couple epic chorus strikes)

  9. Lindy Asimus 30 Apr 2012 Reply

    This is his push for Parliament right? Same project? lol

  10. Aaron Watt 11 Oct 2013 Reply

    I say… To hell with negativity, build the fucking thing and prove all the sceptics wrong. Tickets are already beginning to sell. 

  11. Lindy Asimus 11 Oct 2013 Reply

    Wrong about what?

  12. Aaron Watt 11 Oct 2013 Reply

    +Lindy Asimus No further comment…Mmm… The ship will set sail with great success, I hope. The worst thing that could happen is the lack of funding from investors or it fails sea trials (Unless you know ships then don't comment). Heres a list I prepared earlier.

    – Will meet standards for modern ship liner requirements for ocean going ships which will add all modern ship navigation , management systems ect. 
    – Fully air-conditioned.
    – Greater beam for enhanced stability.
    – Welded, not riveted, hull.
    – Reduced draught.
    – Bulbous bow for higher fuel efficiency, although moderately sized compared to modern ships.
    – Stabilisers to reduce roll.
    – Diesel-electric propulsion system with four diesel generating sets providing power for three azimuth thrusters to replace the original coal-fired boilers, steam engines and steam turbine, as well as the rudder which will only be cosmetic.
    – An additional 'safety deck' between C and D decks for modern lifeboats and marine evacuation systems, with the boat deck housing replicas of the original lifeboats. Space for the deck has been made by lowering decks D and below by 2.8 metres, and for the taller centre section of the safety deck, which houses the lifeboats, by raising the superstructure by 1.3 metres. In spite of the reduced draft, space has been made for the lowered decks by removing the orlop deck, which mainly housed the boilers.
    – New 'escape staircases' in addition to the original staircases, housed in the redundant boiler exhaust uptakes.
    – Viewing decks in the redundant first two funnels.
    – No sheer or camber, unlike the original. Pronounced sheer was a cosmetic feature of ocean liners, intended to add a graceful appearance to the ship, but made construction more difficult and therefore costly.
    – Renderings released in February 2013 show an upwards rake added to C Deck at the bow and stern to give a superficial appearance of sheer, although an inauthentic wedge-shaped gap has had to be added between C and D decks in these areas to produce this effect.
    – A higher bridge relative to the bow, as the superstructure has been raised by 1.3 metres by the centre section of the safety deck, and also by the removal of the sheer. This negates the requirement on the original Titanic for lookouts.
    – An overall increase in the height of the ship.

    This is to name some of changes not all as there is so many. Titanic II will be a very close replica with a modern twist. Passengers will get to experience life on board Titanic the way it should of been. Will she ever set sail? No one knows, we'll just play it by year. Enough said.  

  13. Lindy Asimus 11 Oct 2013 Reply

    I don't really get why anyone would want to go on a replica of a boat that sank but then the whole cruise thing passes me by. 

  14. Aaron Watt 11 Oct 2013 Reply

    Well. One will be built and again tickets are apparently been offered for sale. I do wish him luck cause he is going to need it. I do like the idea but will have to appeal to allot to cover it's operation cost. No one knows if for sure tickets will sell or either the polarity last. The Queen Mary II will be direct competition with Titanic II and no not size it will be the fact that both are Ocean Liners. Tho I would pay to go on the Titanic II over Queen Mary II just for the experience of it. Be like a floating museum.

  15. Aaron Watt 11 Oct 2013 Reply

    And why build cars the continue to crash? Are you saying we should stop making cars cause they crash? What about planes? They crash too; should we stop making them too? Just saying that's all. The sinking of Titanic was a lesson to be learnt for the human kind; I do honour her loss and her fate; there's a certain place in my heart for Titanic and even II should they be one.

  16. Aaron Watt 11 Oct 2013 Reply

    Not saying this is not a crazy Idea; it is but so was going to the Moon.

  17. Lindy Asimus 11 Oct 2013 Reply

    I don't see the connection between an old ship that sank and cars. 

  18. Aaron Watt 11 Oct 2013 Reply

    Analogy is the same. Ships sink and cars crash. When a ship sinks it can no longer be used. When a car crash's it too is useless as tits on a bull. I'm wasting my time. Goodbye. Post Muted.

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