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Would you want to be a passenger on the maiden voyage of the new Titanic ship?
Not really! But I would be happy to visit it at any port, well attached. I went to visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax some time ago that has a good exposition about the Titanic. That was interesting!
I could think of a billion things to do with a billion dollars aside from wasting it on a Titanic replica. I definitly would not support it.
Most definitely. I think that would be a pretty memorable event.
No thanks..unless I can be the Captain, forget it..as when or if the ship begins to sink, they don't go down with it any longer.....ships are becoming like planes..no maintenance or perhaps it's just POOR maintenance...
I agree with kidscrafts, not really, but I would definitely like to see the ship sometime!
I'm not sure that I'd want to be a passenger on the new Titanic; especially since tickets for some of the state rooms will be going for $1 million each!! I would however love a tour once she's finished.
As mentioned in my comment on your first question, as long as the errors were rectified from the original - rudder size, lifeboat numbers - and the designer didn't insist on skirting the iceberg belt, I wouldn't mind.
The sticking point was the lookouts being distracted - that did happen on 'T''s maiden voyage in 1912 - and when they realised they were heading for an iceberg it was already too late. For a vessel of her size, 'T' had a rudder that was much too small. The compartmentalised (egg-box) construction might have held out, had she not been torn so deeply. She might even have limped to Nova Scotia but for an un-trained and un-drilled crew that Capt Smith was lumbered with on his last voyage. But then again that was his own look-out, so to speak. They should have had lifeboat drill at least once daily, but that precaution wasn't enforced until afterward. It would have been then that Capt Smith would have realised the shortfall and reported it to the designer. If he'd had no joy from him, he should have reported it to the Merchant Marine Board by cable.
The combination of un-reported errors was what led to the disaster. Smith himself had been a long-serving member of White Star Line, and should have been consulted at the design stage.
Nope, wouldn't want to make that voyage for a very simple (and probably ridiculous) reason. I'm way too superstitious -- BUT -- we all have our little idiosyncracies? Good question!
Having posed the question to my daughter, she said she would not be a passenger as she believes it would have bad karma.
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