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    There is going to be two anniversary cruise voyage to replicate the Titanic voyage 100 years ago,April 10,2012...hopefully,the voyages do not end on April 15th. One on British ship as the British cruise and one on an American ship as the American cruise,what a remarkable history voyage to take!

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      Originally posted by aussiess View Post
      There is going to be two anniversary cruise voyage to replicate the Titanic voyage 100 years ago,April 10,2012...hopefully,the voyages do not end on April 15th. One on British ship as the British cruise and one on an American ship as the American cruise,what a remarkable history voyage to take!
      I guess the British ship would be the Norwegian/British Balmoral of Fred Olsen Lines, but which is the American one?

      If I were to be invited on such a cruise, I would also love to make some time before the cruise on both sides of the Atlantic: visit the replicas currently being made, visit monuments of those that lost their life and Titanic exhibitions at Maritime Museums at both sides of the big pond. I would also like to include a visit to the replica made in Branson.
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        but which is the American one?
        The Azamara Journey ship: (some say, it leaves the Boston port) Frank Goldsmith, son of "Frankie" Goldsmith and grandson of Emily Goldsmith Will be on this cruise. More descendants of passengers and crew have been invited.

        I would also love to make some time before the cruise on both sides of the Atlantic: visit the replicas currently being made, visit monuments of those that lost their life and Titanic exhibitions at Maritime Museums at both sides of the big pond. I would also like to include a visit to the replica made in Branson.
        Sounds so good.I wish I was going too,the best I can do is watch it/record it while it is aired on the news.

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          Originally posted by White Star View Post
          Ok guys, here is the link for the second part of Titanic: The Mission. First you must visit the following link http://www.daveproxy.co.uk/ And then paste this link into the bar at the bottom of the page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoyQycmOf2c

          Its a little confussing but the only way I can way I can get it to work for overseas members. A big thanks goes to Sterkoder for being my test subject lol. Thanks mate

          I hope you enjoy this episode. Look out for the name Jonathan Smith in the closing credits, he is a member of my forum and a very good friend, he was a consultant on this episode and most of the images you see belong to him
          Awesome episode, I realize there is still so much to learn in the world. Also about Titanic.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
            Awesome episode, I realize there is still so much to learn in the world. Also about Titanic.
            Is the link working then??

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              Originally posted by White Star View Post
              Is the link working then??
              Yes, in post #133 I stated that yesterday. Thank you for the link and for the possibility to see the movie.
              Øistein

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                Originally posted by White Star View Post
                Is the link working then??
                Brilliant Bill!!!!!! Stunning sense of history there, can't wait for the next part.
                Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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                  Ok chaps, time for episode 3. Same as the last episode, visit theis link http://www.daveproxy.co.uk/ and paste the following link ito the bar at the bottom

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iDP0...layer_embedded

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                    There's something I have been thinking a lot about when it comes to the Titanic...

                    Classic ocean liners aren't really being kept well these days do they? Apart from the RMS Queen Mary, the SS Rotterdam, and the rusting/corroding shell that is the SS United States, most of them have been scrapped. Would the Titanic, if she had survived her maiden voyage, and made it through both world wars (In which she would most certainly had been used as a troop carrier) still be with us today?

                    Somehow I doubt that. After all, pretty much all of the big ocean liners that were built were the finest, bigges, and most luxurious built to that date, and each outshone it's predecessor. So I think the Titanic wouldn't have remained the flagship of White Star Line that long. Especially after the Cunard/White Star Line merger, the most likely scenario (I think) is that she would have gone to the breakers T.W. Ward's together with her running mate, the RMS Olympic. Failing that, and somehow surviving WWII as well, I think she would have ended up as scrap sometime during the 50s just before the post war generation liners like the SS United States, France, and QE2 went into service...

                    Any thoughts?
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                      It`s really hard to imagine that she would of been with us today, however saying that when Olympic went to the scrappers, she was in rather good condition, in fact her chief engineer stated that her engines were as good as the day they were installed, but the newly formed Cunard White Star Line, needed to get rid of tonnage and make way for the Queen Mary project. Not alot of people know that the French were actually interested in taking Olympic as a floating hotel but it never got past the negotiation stage.

                      RMS Aquitania had a great record, serving two world wars and finally being scrapped in 1954. She was never going to see service again but would of made a great floating hotel.

                      So to answer your question, it would of been possible for her to still be around today but it would of taken someone with vision and money to turn her into a hotel or something along similar lines. Don`t forget MV Doulos has been with us for many many years.

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                        I tend to think that if she had survived her maiden voyage, and the wars as well, she still wouldn't have made it till this day.

                        I think, based on what happened to the Olympic, she would have gone the same way.

                        Remember that without the tragedy, she would have been as anonymous as her sister for all of us today.

                        But, if, as Bill also states, a visinoary had seen her as a potential hotel: where would she have been able to survive in such a static role. She was large, and that would maybe be her disadvantage when compare to for example Duolous.
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                          Ok guys, episode 4 now available, I have just finished watching and its a cracking episode.

                          Same as episode 2 & 3 visit http://www.daveproxy.co.uk/ and paste the following url into the bar at the bottom of the page.

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CZ_otIjYPM#ws

                          Enjoy
                          Last edited by White Star; October 18th, 2010, 23:55.

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                            Thanks for the new episodes!

                            Can't wait to start watching them tonight!
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              Glad you are enjoying the series Jaan-Olav. Time for the very last episode of the series

                              As before visit this link http://www.daveproxy.co.uk/ and paste the following link into the bar at the bottom.

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8id1...layer_embedded

                              Here is an image of the lifejacket, from Titanic, as seen in the programme



                              Inceidently, in the programme, they say there was no mention of injuries sustained from the lifejcket, however the body of John Jacob Astor, ws recovered with a broken jaw. From an account by Gerald Ross, electricain onboard the Mackay Bennett, the vessel sent out to recover bodies.

                              "I saw the recovery of Col. Astor's body. Like the others it was floating buoyed by a lifebelt. Both arms extended upwards. The face was swollen, one jaw was injured. His body was clothed in a business suit and tan shoes. His watch, a costly thing, studded with diamonds, was dangling from his pocket. It had stopped at 3:20. Practically all the other watches on bodies we recovered had stopped at 2:10. His watch chain was of platinum and so were the settings of the rings he wore."
                              Last edited by White Star; October 27th, 2010, 21:56.

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                                I really feel I need to read up those books I have about the disaster again... refresh my reading time into the disaster.
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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