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the Britannic as a hospital ship built Harland + Wolff Belfast for White Star line

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Thanks for sharing. A great image.

Best wishes,

Mark.
 

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Beautiful!

I believe it would be a sucess if one decide to built a new ship with old lines... :D Imagine a new, and perhaps bigger, TITANIC, although safer.... :D
 

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I think not Pedro. To meet safety, stability (think of the effect of removing the vast, low-down weights of cargo, coal, ancient machinery and boilers for starters) and modern accommodation requirements you would end up with a four funnel version of the Disney ships. These have not been a great commercial success, but that may just be Disney's lack of maritime expertise.

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The Disney ships are perhaps the closest to a modern version of a liner. Disney even mandated 2 funnels, to give their ships more classic lines (the dummy funnels hold the ESPN bar).
If it weren't for the thousands of screaming kids, I'd go on one of them faster than on a Carnival or Norwegian container ship cruise.
 

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Interesting, Lksimcoe that would select a cruise on the basis of a dummy funnel! Everything else about the ships is standard cruise ship construction with a few fake Disneyworld additions.

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It's such a pity that her famous sister gets all the attention when the Brittanic's fate was just as sad, oh, I forgot silly me, it was wartime. Well I don't know about you people but just like the two Aussie hospital ships the Warilda and the Centaur the Brittantic was torpedo during war time when it was doing its job to save lives. But as some say that this ship like other hospital ships was carry armaments. Anyway that's history as they say and I'm only are 46 year old ship lover. Hey, has anyone seen the movie the Brittantic, I thought it was just as good as the Titanic movie any opinions on that one?
 

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I saw it. It's interesting but I don't believe it's based on facts.

In this movie, she's sunk by a spy disguised as a priest who, after both torpedoes fired by a u-boat [also sunk meanwhile] miss it's target, put a basic bomb bellow water level.

Interesting, anyway. :)

Bradley, do you consider scraping after 25 years of service a tragic fate? I believe she gets attention because she was the only of the three sisters that survived and served the purpose she was built for. :)
 

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