China to build Titanic II

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#1 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

A full-size working replica of the Titanic is to be built in China following an historic agreement between an Australian entrepreneur and a Chinese shipyard who are poised to sign a deal. The ship is expected to be finished in 2016 and will make a journey to the UK and then from Southampton to New York replicating the original voyage.

What do you think? Does it sound crazy? 

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/titanic-ii-constructed-china-164427096.html

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#2 Posted by outworld222 (2856 posts) -

I think the idea is just plain awesome. I hope they build it right though. It's not easy to build a ship 2 times bigger than the Titanic.

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#3 Posted by TwistedShade (3139 posts) -

Hopefully they don't build it exactly, like it or it'll suffer from the same flaws as the original. I Wonder the extent of safety measure's they are taking for it.

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#4 Posted by Commander-Gree (4929 posts) -
That is really cool. I don't think I'd want to be on board though, just in case.
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#5 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -
an historic agreement between an Australian entrepreneur and a Chinese shipyard who are poised to sign a dealseanmcloughlin
Sounds like an interesting business meeting. I wonder how the business man broke the ice.
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#6 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

If they build the ship like their products (especially their vehicles), I wouldn't count on it faring any better than the first.

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#7 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5879 posts) -
I hope they have enough lifeboats this time...
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#8 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -
I hope they have enough lifeboats this time...PernicioEnigma
if they're just going to save white people like last time they could do with less #economics
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#9 Posted by Big_Pecks (5972 posts) -

Hooray for global warming. Less threat of ice, more threats of another Triumph.

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#10 Posted by Samurai_Xavier (4364 posts) -

Surprised no one has linked this yet. :P

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#11 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Surprised no one has linked this yet. :P

Samurai_Xavier

:lol:

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#12 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10051 posts) -
I can see it sinking already...
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#13 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

I can see it sinking already...ShadowsDemon

It'll have a ginat "Made in China" logo on the back :P

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#14 Posted by Pittfan666 (8638 posts) -
Hate to see what kind of food they will serve on it.
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#15 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShadowsDemon"]I can see it sinking already...seanmcloughlin

It'll have a ginat "Made in China" logo on the back :P

:lol:

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#16 Posted by Zaibach (13466 posts) -

this will end well.

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#17 Posted by Cataclism (1537 posts) -

Hopefully they don't build it exactly, like it or it'll suffer from the same flaws as the original. I Wonder the extent of safety measure's they are taking for it.

TwistedShade
Actually there was a good reason for people thinking the titanic would be unsinkable. There were 3 ships of the class (Olympic-class ocean liners): The Olympic, the Titanic and the Brittania. The Brittania was sunk by a german sea-mine but the Olympic lasted a long while. And basically spent its life smashing into things. It smashed a few smaller ships early in its life when coming into port, a little later it collided with another ship, the HMS Hawke, and when it was commissioned for military use in World War I, it helped the war effort by basically ramming into other ships and sinking them. Some time after, in 1934 it collided with yet again another ship, killing 7 people from the other ship. Eventually during the great depression it was eventually scraped for parts and no longer smashed into other stuff. Yah... Thing was seriously badass. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Olympic
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#18 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18452 posts) -
I guess they didn't hear of what happened to the Titanic.. either that or they will put cameras all over the ship and turn it into a reality tv show.. be interesting when it hits the iceburg.
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#19 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

Because it worked SO well the last time!

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#20 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (6092 posts) -
Old news. And I hope it sinks before it gets to the UK...Or Obama "accidently" launches a missile at it.
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#21 Posted by Dogswithguns (11359 posts) -

Im saving up money for the tickets. hopefully my g/f come a long.. and hopefully we won't end up in a cold water this time.

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#22 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (6092 posts) -
I guess they didn't hear of what happened to the Titanic.. either that or they will put cameras all over the ship and turn it into a reality tv show.. be interesting when it hits the iceburg. Rattlesnake_8
Or they don't want anybody else having anything famous to themselves.
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#23 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

People expecticing the same thing to happen to this one are ignorant of the differing conditions between 1912 and now. In fact international maritime laws in place now pretty much guarantee that what happened with the original Titanic couldn't happen again.

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#24 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -
Thee have been bigger and badder ships since the Titanic................ so whats the point?
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#25 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (6092 posts) -
Thee have been bigger and badder ships since the Titanic................ so whats the point?Nengo_Flow
Ego?
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#26 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

Thee have been bigger and badder ships since the Titanic................ so whats the point?Nengo_Flow
Almost all the major cruise ships are infinitely better. It's just an attraction. People will want to experience what it was like on board (pre drowning).

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#27 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

Didn't some European or American guy want to do the exact same thing and take it along the same historic path?  Either way, I approve, I'd like to see that

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#28 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nengo_Flow"]Thee have been bigger and badder ships since the Titanic................ so whats the point?Pirate700

Almost all the major cruise ships are infinitely better. It's just an attraction. People will want to experience what it was like on board (pre drowning).

 

I've been inside some fully recreated rooms of the Titanic that even uses some original artifacts, and while we have bigger and better ships, there's nothing that compares to the sheer feeling of wealth and luxury of the titanic's stuff.

 

Some pics I took:

 

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Original deck chair :P

 

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#29 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="Nengo_Flow"]Thee have been bigger and badder ships since the Titanic................ so whats the point?wis3boi

Almost all the major cruise ships are infinitely better. It's just an attraction. People will want to experience what it was like on board (pre drowning).

 

I've been inside some fully recreated rooms of the Titanic that even uses some original artifacts, and while we have bigger and better ships, there's nothing that compares to the sheer feeling of wealth and luxury of the titanic's stuff.

 

Some pics I took:

 

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The interior is beautiful, no doubt. In terms of the actual ship though, it's 100 years old now. It's not a very impressive feat to recreate it. In terms of tech and things to do on today's ships, the titanic is a pretty interior and little more.

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#30 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

Didn't some European or American guy want to do the exact same thing and take it along the same historic path?  Either way, I approve, I'd like to see that

wis3boi

Same guy I believe, only now he has some real actual backing i guess.

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#31 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

Didn't some European or American guy want to do the exact same thing and take it along the same historic path?  Either way, I approve, I'd like to see that

worlock77

Same guy I believe, only now he has some real actual backing i guess.

Ah cool, well good luck to him then :P

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#32 Posted by SergeantGuy (54 posts) -
China be crazy.
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#33 Posted by Tylendal (14681 posts) -
I hope they have enough lifeboats this time...PernicioEnigma
And ballast tanks that are actually sealed, so they don't just fill up one after another. And rivets that aren't made out of a type of metal that corrodes quickly in the presence of the metal the hull is made of. Also, are they replicating the original voyage, or the intended original voyage. That's an important difference.
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#34 Posted by hippiesanta (10299 posts) -
when it sink..... India will be the most populated country in the world
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#35 Posted by rocinante_ (1772 posts) -

If they build the ship like their products (especially their vehicles), I wouldn't count on it faring any better than the first.

Pirate700

you know, there's a economic reason the goods china builds are of low-quality...they could very well build something of high-quality if they wanted to

anyway, i think it would be cool to go on that replication voyage, but i image the tickets will be hella expensive

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#36 Posted by JasonDarksavior (9323 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="Nengo_Flow"]Thee have been bigger and badder ships since the Titanic................ so whats the point?wis3boi

Almost all the major cruise ships are infinitely better. It's just an attraction. People will want to experience what it was like on board (pre drowning).

 

I've been inside some fully recreated rooms of the Titanic that even uses some original artifacts, and while we have bigger and better ships, there's nothing that compares to the sheer feeling of wealth and luxury of the titanic's stuff.

 

Some pics I took:

 

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Original deck chair :P

 

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I've been to the same exhibition. It was breathtaking.
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#37 Posted by sonicare (55404 posts) -

Will it sink as well?

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#38 Posted by nooblet69 (5162 posts) -

China built ?  Has even more a chance of disaster than the last Titanic.

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#40 Posted by sune_Gem (12463 posts) -

Bad idea. It's going to get a lot less customers due to the name alone.

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#41 Posted by gamah_killah (13020 posts) -
They should also replicate a giant iceberg that can't be avoided.
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#42 Posted by Shattered-dream (729 posts) -

A full-size working replica of the Titanic is to be built in China following an historic agreement between an Australian entrepreneur and a Chinese shipyard who are poised to sign a deal. The ship is expected to be finished in 2016 and will make a journey to the UK and then from Southampton to New York replicating the original voyage.

What do you think? Does it sound crazy? 

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/titanic-ii-constructed-china-164427096.html

seanmcloughlin

Iceburg straight ahead! This time I hope theres no movie lol. Because it would be asians in it!

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#43 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10051 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShadowsDemon"]I can see it sinking already...seanmcloughlin

It'll have a ginat "Made in China" logo on the back :P

Seriously dude, that joke is really, really wong. :| Shame on you for making jokes that are so wong.
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#44 Posted by johnd13 (9264 posts) -

I hope I' ll be able to purchase a ticket for that voyage. It' d be awesome to do the same one as those people that witnessed its sinking first-hand.

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#45 Posted by Kats_RK (2080 posts) -

They should also replicate a giant iceberg that can't be avoided.gamah_killah

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#46 Posted by o0squishy0o (2792 posts) -

This almost comes across as poor taste. Its sort of cashing in on such a tradergy and loss of life. Nothing about the titanic is grand except the size of it. Even how it was built, it suffered from poor/cheap construction as well.

 

Sure it would be cool to see a replica made but the fact its going to do the same journey etc there just seems to be little respect for the people who lost their lives and in the manner they did.

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#47 Posted by Lonelynight (30050 posts) -

This almost comes across as poor taste. Its sort of cashing in on such a tradergy and loss of life. Nothing about the titanic is grand except the size of it. Even how it was built, it suffered from poor/cheap construction as well.

 

Sure it would be cool to see a replica made but the fact its going to do the same journey etc there just seems to be little respect for the people who lost their lives and in the manner they did.

o0squishy0o
they're dead, why the fck should we care about them
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#48 Posted by SilentFireX (1952 posts) -
[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]an historic agreement between an Australian entrepreneur and a Chinese shipyard who are poised to sign a dealMrPraline
Sounds like an interesting business meeting. I wonder how the business man broke the ice.

Was that a pun?
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#49 Posted by toast_burner (24697 posts) -

Well the problem with the original Titanic was that it crashed into an iceburg. As long as they don't do that it will be fine.

You shouldn't really crash any ship into iceburgs.

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#50 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

They should also replicate a giant iceberg that can't be avoided.gamah_killah

Well it could have been avoided if the captain hadn't basically responded to the warning of iceburgs with "Iceburgs you say? Full speed ahead then!".