Titanic II Building Delayed

Posted by on Friday, February 12, 2016
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If you plan on booking tickets for the Titanic II you will have to wait a bit longer.

A spokesman for Australian tycoon Clive Palmer told the Belfast Telegraph that the project to bring an exact replica of the original ill-fated ship has been pushed back from 2016 to 2018.

The Titanic II is a proposed ocean liner, to be built as a modern-day replica of the Olympic-class RMS Titanic.

The new ship will have a gross tonnage of 56,000 while the original ship measured about 46,000 gross register tons. The only difference will be that the Titanic II will be wider, have a welded and not riveted hull, and have more lifeboats.

The concept of a functioning replica of the Titanic has been explored several times.

The original ship, the RMS Titanic, was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City, US. The sinking resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 passengers and crew, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.



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