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Titanic replica to be built in China, tickets on sale

A full-scale Titanic replica is now under construction and tickets are already on sale, following the project's official launch in Hong Kong on Monday.
The replica, with an investment of nearly 1 billion yuan ($165 million) by China's Seven Star Energy Investment Group, is expected to be completed in 2017.

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The iceberg suspected of having sunk the RMS Titanic. This iceberg was photographed by the chief steward of the liner Prinze Adelbert on the morning of April 15, 1912, just a few miles south of where the "Titanic" went down.
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The 1912 United States cold wave (also called 1912 cold air outbreak) remains one of the coldest winters yet to occur over the northern United States. It started in December 1911 and continued into late February 1912.
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Titanic Memorial Cruise MS Balmoral Southampton 8 April 2012 Titanic Centenary

The MS Balmoral cruise ship sail today from the port of Southampton, southern England, for twelve days to recreate the voyage of the Titanic, the famous ocean liner that sank in 1912 when it hit an iceberg.

In commemoration of the centenary of the tragedy, the Balmoral and part of the same port with the same number of 1,309 passengers than R.M.S TITANIC, which left the United Kingdom by April 10 en route to New York. Between the passage of the ship that sails today, where there are tourists from 28 countries, include relatives of victims and survivors of the shipwreck, as well as experts in their history and even a Belgian group of music that will touch the same themes that enlivened the evenings in the fateful voyage of the early twentieth century.



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Titanic launch 100th anniversary marked in Belfast

Events will take place in Belfast later to mark the 100th anniversary of the launch of the ill-fated Titanic.
The ship was launched in Belfast Lough on 31 May 1911 by Harland & Wolff, then the largest shipyard in the world.

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RMS Titanic struck the iceberg four days into the crossing, at 23:40 on 14 April 1912, and sank at 2:20 the following morning, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.
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A team of scientists will launch an expedition to the Titanic next month to assess the deteriorating condition of the world's most famous shipwreck and create a detailed three-dimensional map that will "virtually raise the Titanic" for the public.
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A team of scientists will launch an expedition to the Titanic next month to assess the deteriorating condition of the world's most famous shipwreck and create a detailed three-dimensional map that will "virtually raise the Titanic" for the public.
The expedition to the site 2 miles beneath the North Atlantic is billed as the most advanced scientific mission to the Titanic wreck since its discovery 25 years ago.

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The RMS Titanic was an Olympic-class passenger liner owned by British shipping company White Star Line and built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. At the time of her construction, she was the largest passenger steamship in the world.
Shortly before midnight on 14 April 1912, four days into the ship's maiden voyage, Titanic hit an iceberg and sank two hours and forty minutes later, early on 15 April 1912.

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