Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Daz27 » Fri May 29, 2015 10:00 am

Long time listener, 1st time caller... If you guys were aware of the guy behind the Titanic II pipe dream, you would not be surprised that its been scuttled. I must say, I'm DYING for a new entry in the diary... :)

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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:09 am

There's a documentary on Channel 4 at 9pm tonight about the exped that discovered HMS Erebus from the Franklin Expedition-

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hunt ... hip-clip-1

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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Richie » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:47 pm

was not very deep, the divers were still on air.

Loads of quality brass and bronze to be had too !

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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Mike Bull » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:00 pm

The doc was a bit out of date as they've already had the bell and a canon up from it, amongst other bits. Not a bad doc- a good potted history of the Franklin Exped- but I would have liked more about the actual wreck in it. Here's a better look at the wreck-


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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:52 am

Just back from a brief foray to Scotland. Visited Captain Scott's Discovery in Dundee- what a fantastic old thing- incredibly solid, being that she was built as an Antarctic exploration vessel. Just a few brief highlights-
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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by quicksilver-wsr » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:47 am

Fans of this thread may find the following news item of interest ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36834761

Tahoe, of course, is where poor Lee Taylor met his end.

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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Jordangbr » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:35 pm

I'd love to fly on a wreck, all I get to see day to day is lots of nuclear fuel.


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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:19 am

I'd love to fly on a wreck
You wouldn't - it's terrifying thinking that at any second you could hang the vehicle by its tether and lose the lot. Much better to strap a 'breather on your back and go for a proper look. Ahh, happy days.
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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Jordangbr » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:00 pm

Same risk in the pond and added nasty contamination to go with.


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