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    #46
    Yeap, it was waaaayyy cool. They didn't know if they could make it down that far....The project leader kept telling Cameron to "keep moving" (the ROV- nicknamed) Gilligan forward and any silt you stir up with be kept behind you"--and they turned a corner, and WOW! Blue and Green and White decorated tiles still gleaming. Ornate ceiling fixtures. Teak perfectly preserved. Waayy cool.

    Should be on your Discovery Channel soon. I'll also see if it's out on DVD.....

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      #47
      Originally posted by ehp View Post

      There have been two Titanic shows I've caught recently...on the Science Channel...only saw parts of them. One featured James Cameron, the movie's director, going back and steering one of the remote operated "thingies"--they were able to get to the Turkish Baths (on deck 4, I think) and they were almost perfectly preserved--even the lighting fixtures and some of the chairs/lounges. The tile was amazing--the colors still intense and hardly covered in sea life at all!
      I have seen the James Cameron one that you mention Elizabeth, I was stunned at the discoveries they were making. Almost magical in an eerie sort of way, looking at those rooms through the eyes of the ROV. The turkish baths were amazing, and did you see the clock still on the mantelpiece in one of the rooms? So spooky to see the comparison photos of the same clock in the same place before the disaster, and the video of nearly 100 years later. If i remember correctly they could also make out the time the clock was showing. I have seen a few documentaries concerning the Titanic, but that must be one of the very best i have ever watched.

      You have got me thinking Lady E, i seem to remember i recorded it on VHS a few years ago, i think i will go digging through my old tapes and see if i can find it. Would be great to see it again.
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        #48
        This does indeed sound like an episode to look out for!
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          #49
          Steve, yes, that's the one! The clock was WILD!

          Pakarang- the suite with the clock we are talking about was the Strauss' suite..Isadore and Ida, he the founder of Macy's Department Store in NYC. They are the older couple who died together- she had spent almost her whole life with him, and refused to leave him. There's a memorial to them in New York. His body was recovered- hers was never found.

          James Cameron said they used the Strauss' suite as the model for Cal's...... because they had old photos. Sure enough, the clock was still there, on the mantle, just like the photos and in the movie. Gilt work on the teak mantle as well. The clock read 20 past 2.........

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            #50
            Anyone seen the site where the movie was shot?

            http://www.titanic.com/modules/artic...icle.php?id=21







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              #51
              I know I can see Titanic on her bow, but based on the promenade deck, isn't this the Olympic?

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                #52
                Beautiful compositions:



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                  #53
                  Originally posted by ehp View Post
                  There have been two Titanic shows I've caught recently...on the Science Channel...only saw parts of them. One featured James Cameron, the movie's director, going back and steering one of the remote operated "thingies"--they were able to get to the Turkish Baths (on deck 4, I think) and they were almost perfectly preserved--even the lighting fixtures and some of the chairs/lounges. The tile was amazing--the colors still intense and hardly covered in sea life at all!
                  The Turkish Baths: was this the area they managed to visit?



                  Not much left of the stern now:

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                    #54
                    Exactly!! I was wondering if they used renderings from "TItanic-Adventure Out of Time"...where did Discovery get that top image, or did they recreate it, I wonder?

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                      #55
                      Jan-Olav, the picture you show of the Titanic is indeed "The" Titanic.

                      The Olympic had been in service on the North Atlantic for some time when the Titanic was completed and launched. Being new design, faults in the Olympic class ships were found and changes were made on the Titanic (while at the outfitting quay) and on the Britannic (while still being built). One change for example, was the open promenade deck. To protect passengers from the weather, the promenade deck of the Titanic was closed in. The picture in question shows the Titanic in the graving dock prior to these modifications.


                      FYI
                      A fantastic book with details of Harland and Wolff, White Star Line, IMM, etc, etc, etc. Lots of great pics.
                      TITANIC & HER SISTERS OLYMPIC & BRITANNIC
                      by Tom McCluskie, Michael Sharp and Leo Marriott
                      PROSPERO BOOKS
                      published 1998
                      PRC Publishing Ltd. Kiln House, 210 New Kings Road, London SW6 4NZ
                      Last edited by Remarc; May 21st, 2010, 04:25.

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by Remarc View Post
                        Jan-Olav, the picture you show of the Titanic is indeed "The" Titanic.

                        The Olympic had been in service on the North Atlantic for some time when the Titanic was completed and launched. Being new design, faults in the Olympic class ships were found and changes were made on the Titanic (while at the outfitting quay) and on the Britannic (while still being built). One change for example, was the open promenade deck. To protect passengers from the weather, the promenade deck of the Titanic was closed in. The picture in question shows the Titanic in the graving dock prior to these modifications.


                        FYI
                        A fantastic book with details of Harland and Wolff, White Star Line, IMM, etc, etc, etc. Lots of great pics.
                        TITANIC & HER SISTERS OLYMPIC & BRITANNIC
                        by Tom McCluskie, Michael Sharp and Leo Marriott
                        PROSPERO BOOKS
                        published 1998
                        PRC Publishing Ltd. Kiln House, 210 New Kings Road, London SW6 4NZ

                        Several copies are available through amazon's resellers.......

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                          #57
                          Originally posted by Remarc View Post
                          The Olympic had been in service on the North Atlantic for some time when the Titanic was completed and launched. Being new design, faults in the Olympic class ships were found and changes were made on the Titanic (while at the outfitting quay) and on the Britannic (while still being built). One change for example, was the open promenade deck. To protect passengers from the weather, the promenade deck of the Titanic was closed in. The picture in question shows the Titanic in the graving dock prior to these modifications.
                          Shortly after posting that post, it suddenly dawned on me, that the promenade deck in the picture had not yet been completed. Thank you for confirming my sudden memory-jolt.

                          At the same time, was there other modifications done to the Titanic?
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                            #58
                            As far as I can find, the Titanic, Olympic were identical except the enclosed promenade decks of the Titanic. Carpeting, furniture, etc were all identical. There were slight differences in some decor i.e. the clock in the Titanic's Grand Staircase was more ornate than on the Olympic.

                            The Britannic was different because of the Titanic sinking. Her double skin was extended to the top of the water tight bulkheads, the existing double bottom was increased from 5 feet to 6 and was subdivided longitudinally, water tight bulkheads were extended to higher decks, extra riveting and larger lifeboat davits amidships. The Britannic was 903 ft long, with a beam of 94 ft and gross registered tonnage was 48,158 tons making her larger than her two sisters. (Carpeting, furniture, decorations and pictures for the Britannic were also the same as her sisters and were stored with plans to be installed after the war.)

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                              #59
                              I thought I would share these images with you. Both have been colourised by a friend and the first shows Titanic departing Belfast for her sea trials and the second she is pictured alongside her sister Olympic when Titanic had to move from the dry dock so Olympic could come in and have repairs on a broken prop. I hope you enjoy



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                                #60
                                Originally posted by White Star View Post
                                ....I hope you enjoy....)
                                I certainly did! Love the tones of the colouring in that first picture especially.

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