Ghosts of the Britannic

Scott Newman

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I was wondering if James Cameron has thought about visiting the Britannic with his new bots...has anybody ventured inside the wreck? I'm sorry if this topic has been covered already, but if so many interesting things could be found at the Titanic, surely there would be several goodies inside Britannic for White Star Buffs to drool over.

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Wesley Burton

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Divers have been in the wreck. The cargo holds and grand staircase. It would be much safer to send an rov in the wreck though. We could see so much.

I dont think cameron will do it anytime soon. He is working on some sci fi movie.
 

Scott Newman

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I've heard about his sci-fi movie...Sounds interesting...sort of.

By the way, when I say White Star Buffs, hopefully I'm not confusing you White Star fans with the actual paint that went on the funnels, "White Star Buff"...sorry I couldn't resist. I didn't realized I wrote the message that way. ;)

I really think there is some interesting things to see in the Britannic...but until it happens, I guess we can dream...

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Sean Hankins

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Has anything interesting been found in the Grand Staircase? I know it was never fitted out but i was wondering if actual stairs are in there and not just an empty space like on Titanic.
 

Wesley Burton

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They went in the grand staircase once. I am not sure if the stairs are there, the cameras neglected to show it. But the dome is gone.
 

Scott Newman

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I think that would be great to see...of course the wreck is in much more shallow water...is the site well protected from salvagers, divers, and nature itself? Is the site considered "untouchable" as it is a casualty of war?

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Wesley Burton

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Yep you cant touch it. It is very difficult to arrange an expedition too. You have to go through the greek government and the british for permission. Then I would think Simon Mills would have to approve as owner of the wreck. Nature seems to be doing a good job of protecting Britannic itself.
 

Mark Draper

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Cameron filming this wreck? I'd get to asking Parks to talk to Cameron on this.
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It'd be cool seeing inside Titanic's sister further than ever before, as a diver is very limited in where you can go and not get stuck.
 

Mark Draper

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Yeah, so little is shown of the insides of this wreck. "Inside the Britannic" showed the grand staircase, captain's room, and a few other locations. I'm curious to see everything, like what do the boilers look like now, the massive reciprocating engines, etc. Britannic is so well preserved it's like she's been underwater only for a few months rather than years. No rusticles to eat her away. She's perfect to checkout. And the cool part is seeing the two Mir subs lighting up the wreck at night. I've never seen Britannic photos of a night dive, the massive ship looming out of the dark like her famous sister usually does. Can you imagine how stunning it would be to see Britannic like that? Looking at the bridge towering out of the ocean floor lit only by the subs. Very cool indeed.
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Matt Pereira

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Would be great if there was Ghost of the Abyss II that stared Britannic. The Reciprocating engines shouldnt be hard to get to that is if the light/ventalation shaft has the windows open to send the bots down through. The boiler room had been visited by divers. they went in through the tear and down the firemans passage to find the boiler room wtd wide open.