Correct 100% Joshua,Olympic class liners were built to compete and beat the two cunard liners.
once built, who could afford a ticket?
Timothy Trower wrote:I am puzzled. What part of steel making in 1912 could not be duplicated today? Are there not expert wood carvers plying their trade in 2009? Rivets are still made and used -- indeed, McCarty and Foecke had a replica section of the Titanic's hull made and riveted together for testing purposes, with the rivets made to the same standard that those manufactured in 1909-1912 were made.
Sure, all of this would be very expensive. There is a very good reason that hulls are welded, not riveted -- the costs would be astronomical today. But it could be done.
So, two questions: Who has the money to finance this project? (Don't give me any pat answers such as "If we all just donated $100 we could do it.") Second, once built, who could afford a ticket? Nothing in life is free, and the backers of this sort of a project would expect a return on their investment (meaning a profit).
Of course, such a ship, loaded with wood, asbestos, coal burning boilers, exposed moving parts, etc., could never be certified in today's market. You would wind up with something that looks pretty, but would never be more than a static display.
Olympic was not scrap, Olympic was complete in a ship yard,with complete equipment inside,in workable condiction
Is it possable to rebuild a exact replica Titanic ,inside and out?
Diego Nieto wrote:So, the other day I was thinking: What if someone had the idea of building an exact replica of the Titanic and making the journey on the same date (2012 of course)?, what a better commemoration could be than completing the maiden voyage that was interrupted so many years ago!.
Then I thought that it would be perfectly economically possible, because, although it would need a huge amount of money to build it, there is a LOT of people (including you and me) that would do or pay anything to do that trip, just imagine!! And we are still on time so that it is ready for 2012.
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