In September 1985 an expedition finally discovered the location of the Titanic. Sadly this once magnificent and proud ship today lies more than 12,000 feet below the icy waters of the North Atlantic, nothing more than a crumpled and dismembered steel hulk.
In April 2012 Professor Clive Palmer announced to the world his intention to reconstruct Titanic. The new ship named Titanic II will be every bit as luxurious as the original. It is with this vision the world will once again be able to experience the bygone Edwardian period of ocean liner travel across the Atlantic.
It is through the rebuilding of the ship Professor Palmer wants to recognize the artists and artisans whose skill, creativity and dexterity has never to this day been fully acknowledged because of the ship’s limited service. This magnificent vessel is to be constructed in memory of the heroic people who served on the ship, the passengers who sadly shared their fate and all those that survived the tragedy.
The new ship will have a welded hull, diesel power generation, bow thrusters for increased manoeuvrability and a new hull form below the waterline providing greater stability and fuel efficiencies. The ship comprises of 10 principle steel decks with state-of-the-art 21st century technology, latest navigation and safety systems.
Construction of the ship will take place at CSC Jinling Shipyard in China with her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in 2016.