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The Titanic II: Replica Of The Original 1912 Ship Set To Sail Soon

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The RMS Titanic was the largest passenger ship ever built during its time.  It was owned by White Star Line and constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland at a total cost then of $7.5 million in 1912 (more than $200,000,000 in 2016 dollars).

The fabled ocean liner started left on Southampton, England on April 10, 1912 and was scheduled to arrive a week later in New York City.

But on the night of April 12, the Titanic hit an iceberg which caused major damages to the gigantic ship.  After three hours, the ship sank and out of 2,200 passengers and crew on board, only 712 survived.

In 2012, Australian businessman Clive Palmer declared his intention to build a replica of the famous ship, calling it of course, the Titanic II.  It is set to sail in 2018 and its initial voyage will be from Jiangsu in Eastern China to Dubai.

The new ship will have the same dimensions as the original, with 840 rooms and nine decks.  In contrast to the original however, there will be enough life boats, and will be equipped with the latest 21st century technology such as modernized satellite controls, digital navigations, and radar systems.

The interior of the copycat ship is almost exactly the same as the original, from the grand staircase, coffee shop, smoking room, the first class state rooms, Turkish bath rooms up to the ornate dining rooms.



Sources:
YouTube/Blue Star Line
History.com