Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Richie » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:23 am

Another one has gone to the bottom with what appears to be the loss of all hands.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-30667084
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Post by klingon » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:45 am

One of the last images of RMS Olympic at TW Wards of Inverkeithing where she was towed for final demolition of the hull after the superstructure was removed and internal fittings auctioned at Jarrow.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Wed May 06, 2015 11:54 pm

Bah! Hull-mounted sonar - rubbish!

No substitute for getting a towfish up close and personal. The rendering in the software may have improved with the multibeam systems but they're still not a patch on sidescan. Our Britannic images from 2003 are still the standard.

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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Richie » Thu May 07, 2015 8:37 am

Strange situation with the Lusitania, privately owned, however the Irish government won't allow the owner to dive / research the vessel without permits etc (which they seldom give) the wreck is in a shocking state and is all but flat, helped along by British navy ships depth charging it, some say in a bid to hide any potential evidence..
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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri May 08, 2015 12:27 am

Strange situation with the Lusitania, privately owned, however the Irish government won't allow the owner to dive / research the vessel without permits etc (which they seldom give) the wreck is in a shocking state and is all but flat, helped along by British navy ships depth charging it, some say in a bid to hide any potential evidence..
Good reason for all of that. The 'Lucy' was being systematically stripped of her brass by my ex diving colleagues, though she's one of the few wrecks I could have dived and never did. The do-gooders thought all that lovely treasure was better off lost to us all on the bottom of the ocean than polished and placed in positions of pride in divers' sitting rooms where at least someone would get the benefit so they placed it off-limits.
By a long story that I'll not bore you with I inherited Gregg Bemis's mixed gas dive computer and it displays his name as its owner when it's switched on to remind me that I should have a 'Lucy' porthole amongst my collection.
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Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Post by Richie » Fri May 29, 2015 7:19 am

Titanic II project has been scuttled as of May 15... That's the end of that then.


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Post by Richie » Fri May 29, 2015 9:06 am

I am genuinely disappointed as I would have loved to go onboard her.... With my drysuit and thermals of course !

It seems the Auzzie chap is a bit of a Walter Mitty in that he dreams up projects and never see's then through. This one went further than most... Maybe one day !
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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 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 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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