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Titanic II – Part 2: And About Those Life Boats ….

No discussion of the Titanic II is complete without a mention of the lifeboats. The lack of adequate lifeboats on the original Titanic was a major contributor to the deaths of over 1,500 passengers. Unfortunately, as reported in the press, … Continue reading

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Titanic II – Part 1 : Downton Abbey on the North Atlantic, Cruising as Performance Art

How should we think about the RMS Titanic? Was the ship, which sank with a loss of over 1,500, a major maritime tragedy? Or was it just the backdrop for a historical drama about wealth and class conflict – a sort of Downton Abbey on the North Atlantic? … Continue reading

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Superstorm Sandy, the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, the Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Titanic II

When we posted yesterday about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island being closed by superstorm Sandy, Liam Hegarty pointed out in a comment that the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is also closed until December due to storm damage. … Continue reading

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Titanic II ? Unsinkable? Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Has Big Plans

On the heels of the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer has announced his plans to build a 21st-century replica of the Titanic and sail it from England to New York accompanied by the Chinese navy by the … Continue reading

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The Name Should Have been a Hint – Titanic II Sinks on Maiden Voyage

Who in their right mind would name a boat Titanic II in the first place?   Fortunately there was no loss of life.   Prophetically enough, there is already a movie, Titanic II.  It sank at the box office over a year … Continue reading

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