Floating Titanic Hotels

January 25, 2013

This week “The Titanic Sinking Boutique Hotel” will open at Liverpool’s Salthouse Dock.  This ten- room, three-bedroom hotel will have a replica of the first class dining room, state-of-the-art living quarters, and a luxury ballroom.

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A Real-Life Titanic Love Story?

January 7, 2013

Everyone knows of the fictional love story between Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater (who later called herself Rose Dawson) in the movie Titanic.  Reconstructed through interviews given to Italian reporters late in his life, the story of Emilio Portaluppi (and 37 other Italians on the ship) is told in a new documentary, “The Italians […]

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Titanic Poem: The Voyage

December 18, 2012

This moving poem was sent to me by Frank O’Brien, from Cobh (Queenstown)! We’re excited to be able to feature it on TitanicUniverse.com. Enjoy, and let us know what you think! The Voyage Lay still Majestic Lady, in your slumber beneath the deep Hold close those there with you, as they sleep their eternal sleep […]

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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

November 30, 2012

At the official website for Titanic:  The Artifact Exhibition  I found all the information needed to know what is offered at each exhibition, where they are located as well as opening and closing dates.  The site also contains information for Students and Educators including Teacher’s Guides for Elementary, Middle and High School.  These guides include […]

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Is Clive Palmer Really Having a Replica of the Titanic Built?

October 31, 2012

This 58 year old Australian billionaire is planning on doing just that.  Using copies of the original plans for the “unsinkable ship”, the design is being completed in Europe.  The actual construction of the Titanic II will begin sometime in 2013 at CSC Jinling Shipyard in China and should be completed in 2016.

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Life Beneath The Seafloor: Thermal Vents

September 16, 2012

In February, 1977, Bob Ballard and his team of geologists, geochemists and geophysicists discovered hydrothermal vents on the Pacific Ocean floor.  This discovery has changed our understanding of life on Earth and possibly the universe.

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Robert Ballard: The Man Who Discovered The Titanic

August 21, 2012

As a very active young boy in Wichita, KS, and then San Diego, California, Bob Ballard was interested in sports, scouting, YMCA Club, fishing and his studies. But when he was asked who his hero was growing up, his answer, “Captain Nemo and his submarine the Nautilus”, was not a surprise.  He dreamed about undersea […]

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Titanic Discovered During Secret Cold War Navy Mission

July 22, 2012

An article written in June, 2008 for National Geographic News revealed a surprising story.  Bob Ballard needed funding to develop robotic submersible technology in his quest to find the Titanic. 

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Explorer who discovered Titanic helps Turkey recover downed jet and bodies of 2 pilots

July 14, 2012

70 year-old deep-sea archeologist and oceanographer Bob Ballard was vacationing in Jackson Hole, Wyo., when Francis J. Ricciardone, U.S. ambassador to Turkey, called to relay a request from the Turkish government.  They asked for his help finding the lost aircraft shot down on June 22nd off the coast of Syria, as well as the bodies […]

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The Titanic Timeline

June 27, 2012

1867 -Thomas Henry Ismay purchases White Star Line, a collection of sailing vessels originally founded in 1850. The line was originally centered on Australian goldfields. 1869-1870 -Ismay forms the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company in order to make White Star Line a passenger steamship service. -The first passenger ships for are built by the Harland & […]

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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia

June 10, 2012

The history of Halifax and the sinking of the Titanic will forever be intertwined. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic commemorates not only the legendary Titanic, but also a number of others who were lost in the majestic ocean. During the sinking of the ship, the British vessel RMS Carpathia responded to the call and […]

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