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White Star Line Chairman Descendant Joins Titanic II Project


A descendant of White Star Line’s Chairman and Titanic survivor, Joseph Bruce Ismay, will be one of Mr Clive Palmer’s honorary guests at the Titanic gala dinner at the Natural History Museum in London in December.

Mr Palmer said Terry Ismay has also agreed to join the advisory board of Blue Star Line’s Titanic II project.

“The Blue Star Line Titanic II advisory board members will consist of descendants of crew and passengers of the original Titanic,” he said.

“Members of the advisory board will be tasked with providing suggestions and recommendations to Blue Star Line to ensure the Titanic II appropriately and respectfully pays homage to Titanic, her crew and passengers.”

Joseph Bruce Ismay was an English businessman who, after his father’s death in 1899, succeeded him as the chairman of White Star Line. During his time as chairman he was renowned as building some of the most luxurious and safest vessels to sail.

In 1907, Joseph Bruce Ismay set about building a new ship, which would not only be fast but it would also have huge steerage capacity and luxury unparalleled in the history of ocean-going steamships. Built to attract the wealthy and the prosperous middle class, Joseph Bruce Ismay’s Titanic set sail from Southampton on April 10, 1912.

Mr Palmer said the London gala dinner has also been created to celebrate Titanic’s past, present and future, with guests set to enjoy the same 11 course menu as passengers on Titanic enjoyed on April 14, 1912.

“A collection of original items salvaged from Titanic will be on display at the Natural History Museum,” he said.

“Entertainment on the night will pay homage to British history and culture with feature performance by the Metropolitan Police Service Band, the British Imperial Military Band and the Emerald Society Police Band.”

Titanic II, a full scale version of the original ship, is being designed by the Finnish-based Deltamarin ship design and marine engineering company and will be built by leading Chinese shipbuilders CSC Jinling Shipyard, which since 1996 has built vessels for customers from more than 20 countries

Frederik Stokvik

I think having the descendants joining will now give Titanic II project even more weight that is needed to be taken even more seriously by the worlds Titanic communities. This will without a doubt be a great asset to recreating this wonderful ship.

Well done Clive Palmer and Blue Star Line. We all look forward to december 4th and the upcoming event i New York City.

Alexandre Deblois

This is great! An advisory board….they will be of great help to make Titanic II the greatest ocean liner of the 21st century. He couldn’t have picked better people to join him in this groundbreaking project to recreate the Titanic.

Good luck Blue Star Line and Titanic II, we hope to see you on the North Atlantic soon!

Great to see this project has made again a big step forward. It’s now for sure: there will be a Titanic II. This project is also now more further then Sarel Gous project was in June 2000.

Keep it up Blue Star Line. ;-)

Kindest Regards,
Dennis Lamers
Owner of Replica Olympic

This is astounding! I hope this event is televised! I would love to See James Cameron join in these great events too!

Thanks, Dan!