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New Date For Titanic II London Event

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Shipping company Blue Star Line has announced a new date next year for the London Titanic II event and has also rescheduled five other Titanic II events around the world.

In April, 2012, Mr Clive Palmer, a leading Australian businessman and owner of Blue Star Line, declared to the world his intention to build Titanic II, a full-scale recreation of the world’s most famous cruise liner.

The six Titanic II events were originally scheduled to take place in December, 2012. However, following the devastation caused in New York and along the east coast of the United States by Hurricane Sandy the decision was made to postpone all events until 2013.

Mr Palmer said the London gala dinner will be held at the Natural History Museum on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

The global launch of Titanic II will take place on February 26 in New York while other events will be held on February 16 in Macau, February 25 in Boston, March 1 in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada as well as the events in England in London and Southampton on March 5.

Mr Palmer said although the RMS Titanic on her maiden voyage in April, 1912, never docked in London, the English capital remains central to the Titanic story.

“It was in London where the plans for Titanic were first drawn up when White Star Line’s Managing Director, Joseph Bruce Ismay, attended a dinner at Lord Pirrie’s Belgrave Square home in 1907.

“Lord Pirrie was chairman of Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast where Titanic was built and he shared Ismay’s vision of building the largest and most luxurious passenger liners in the world.

“White Star Line’s headquarters in Cockspur Street near Trafalgar Square was once a plush booking office for Titanic, but post-disaster it was besieged by concerned relatives desperate for news of their loved ones.

“While looking ahead to the exciting Titanic II project we shall commemorate the past by paying tribute to the courage of the passengers, crew and artisans who contributed so much to the ship of dreams.”

Titanic II is scheduled to set sail from Southampton to New York on her maiden passenger voyage in 2016.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.brown.94009841 Patricia Brown

    This is a wonderful plan by the Blue Star Line to resurrect the Titanic for those of us who love the history of the Titanic. I think its a fine way to honor those of the past. I wish I could be part of the maiden voyage.

  • Novatus Baliremwa

    I have been following the History of Titanic and her sister ships of White Star Line. I am happy that Blue Star Line is resurrecting TITANIC in our time.

  • Christopher Petty

    Will there be any events or offers for decendants of Titanic’s passengers?

  • http://www.titanicinlancs@hotmail.co.uk Nigel Hampson

    Good Luck to Clive and the team – construction of this replica is such a fitting tribute to the lives lost in the original disaster.

    Cant wait to see her for real!

  • http://maidenvoyagefacebook robert martin

    congratulations blue star line for bringing to life a piece of history that the world can see and touch, i have worked with direct decendants and grandchildren of titanic survivors and they are thrilled for this to be happening in their lifetime,

    look forward to reading all future updates.

    rob

    brisbane australia.

  • kevin macalpine

    dear sir . madam

    my name is Kevin macalpine

    i am really interested in applying for a job aboard the new titanic 2 i have a lot of sea training and i could send a cv to show them all i have worked at the local harbour for 18 years and im a machanic aboard the local RNLI lifeboat for 15years .

    My phone number is (044)07887560643

    please could you keep me informed when you plan to hire crew

    thank you

    Kevin Macalpine

  • Asif Mashhadi

    This is good news and I would like to attend the London launch event and would appreciate details.I am based in London,UK.
    I am known by Delta Marin

    Mr Asif Mashhadi
    Chief Executive
    Project Orient Limited

    http://www.facebook.com/sailtoaustralia