Skip to comments.Australian billionaire to build Titanic II
Posted on 04/29/2012 6:44:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
One of Australia's richest men, Clive Palmer, has unveiled plans for a 21st century version of the Titanic to be built in China, with its first voyage from England to New York set for 2016.
Palmer, a self-made mining billionaire, said he has commissioned state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to construct Titanic II with exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor.
"It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems," Palmer said in a statement, released on Monday.
"Titanic II will sail in the northern hemisphere and her maiden voyage from England to North America is scheduled for late 2016.
"We have invited the Chinese navy to escort Titanic II on its maiden voyage to New York."
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
gee what could go wrong.
2016? Look out for a Muslim iceberg...
The American people are already on a voyage on the Titanic II hope we all can unboard safely this coming November 2012.
So the Commies get to build a luxury liner? Really?
Any plans to ask the U.S. Navy about that?
Titanic II sinks on maiden voyage
By JOHN COLES
Published: 06 Jun 2011
Either this is freaky satire or it is just plain freaky, but the sad thing about it is it is really shows who is feeling cocky and who is in the dumps.
While NASA retires the shuttle, the Chinese are marching into space, North Korea is launching missiles, and I have heard that India is coming up on it’s first manned mission.
But hey, gotta pay those food-stamps!
I thought for sure this was something from John Semmens!
but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems
Did they make similar boasts about the original titanic?
Its all a bit embarrassing Im fed up with people asking me if I hit an iceberg.
Perhaps we can load all the RINO and DemocRAT Congressmen and Senators on it and have a Lusitania II.
The Titanic II has already been built. Several years ago, I saw a rowboat with that name in Dana Point Harbor, Calif.
Or the Costa Concordia II.
Especially with this cast of characters: he has commissioned state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to construct Titanic II
A ship built by the lowest bidder in a country known to
use substandard material whenever possible.....yep.
I can see the handwriting on the wall for this one already.
Glub blub blub.
“Wish you were here instead of me!”-Last transmission of Richard Halliburton who attempted to sail a Chinese Junk from Hong Kong to California.
I think the current 0bama administration has already reserved the name and story concept.
Sister ships Olympic and Brittanic already built. Brittanic sunk in WW1. Olympic carried on in commercial service until 30’s. So says the Internet.
I wonder if there is going to be another sinking of a big unsinkable boat ?
Sumbuddy stop ‘im! I couldn’t stand hearing another version or variation on “My Heart Will Go On Forever”!
I’m all for a Titanic II. I was hoping it would be twice the size, though, to beat any other ship.
I’m not happy at the idea of ChiCom builders. That guarantees a re-enactment.
I know I’ve slept on the job since 2 weeks ago, but I just happened to see this....
Not sure what your point is.
Where does an Aussie get off inviting a third nation's navy to a US port?
...to construct Titanic II with exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor...
Yeah, 'cause that design worked out so well for the White Star Line...
I’ll file this in the more money than sense category. It had to happen sometime. Miners blessed with outrageous good fortune and little else to go with it. They often didn’t get rich because they were smart. Don’t know this guy and don’t care to learn more.
Poor taste, bad luck, and despicable seamanship to name a vessel Titanic.
The Titanic was built by Professionals, the Ark was built by Amateurs.
I guess Mr. Palmer is looking to start a International incident. This isn't the first time Mr. Palmer has shown really poor judgment, he bought his daughter a 5 million dollar yacht for her 15th birthday.
It will come with instructions no one can understand.
I’d be a lot more interested if he were going to build another Concorde!
Just in case, right?
Note to self, Chinese attacking in 2016. Buy more bullets and iodine tablets.
That might also not turn out too well.
The Olympic class was a fine design. It was scourged with bad luck and poor judgement (but probably really can’t blame them for going with instinct). Titanic opened up far too many sections to survive (but did better than expected), and Britannic hit a mine meant to sink it. Olympic, the oldest, went on for 20 years.
Don’t know, but Cunard bought its rival White Star back c.1930, not a successor.
Thanks for the information about this and, in turn, here's an ahoy going out to those on the Titanic ping list.
The Olympic class was a fine design. It was scourged with bad luck and poor judgement (but probably really cant blame them for going with instinct). Titanic opened up far too many sections to survive (but did better than expected), and Britannic hit a mine meant to sink it. Olympic, the oldest, went on for 20 years.
You are exactly right. The Titanic did much better than expected.
They deliberately played down the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the original.
Another "Titanic" would only reminder the world of the fate of the first.
If I were a billionaire, I’d build an exact replica of the Titanic...nothing modern in it, same amount of lifeboats, etc.—but it would be a tourist attraction. It wouldn’t actually sail. Titanic fans all over the world would flock to see it.
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