Recovering the Transmitter from the Marconi Room


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I'm aware I might be in the minority, but I say get it. I've heard the new attempted launch will be in August of 2021 due to the Corona as you mentioned. Personally, I feel if I were a victim of the ship I would want people to learn from the history as long as possible vs letting it decompose to the sand. I say bring up whatever you can for restoration and safe keeping.
 
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If they make it back and they are able to get it I say go for it. It would probably make Parks a happy guy. I'll confess my attitude on the artifacts debate has changed many times over the years. But I think time is going to settle that question one way or the other. Either it will collapse and bury everything or it might collapse in a matter that it opens areas up for access. But from the pictures I've seen its going to take a lot of restoration as it all looks corroded and broken to me. And those pictures are fairly old now. But with enough time and money you can restore pretty much anything. Restoration is a hobby of mine so I kind of know what it takes. I just hope if they do they label it as such that it was restored.
 
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I'd rather they didn't touch the ship but instead go after and recover the big box of detonators (last touched by Boxhall, Bright & Rowe) which is lying the debris field instead.
 

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I'm aware I might be in the minority, but I say get it. I've heard the new attempted launch will be in August of 2021 due to the Corona as you mentioned. Personally, I feel if I were a victim of the ship I would want people to learn from the history as long as possible vs letting it decompose to the sand. I say bring up whatever you can for restoration and safe keeping.
I agree


I don't think salvage from within the hull is good, but how long before its all gone, and we say, "wow, we should've saved that when we had the chance." we'll be looking real silly
 

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If they ever recover the Marconi Transmitter, I think the most appropriate place for the item is at Jack Phillips Memorial Park Cloister in Godalming Surrey.
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If they ever recover the Marconi Transmitter, I think the most appropriate place for the item is at Jack Phillips Memorial Park Cloister in Godalming Surrey.View attachment 75996View attachment 75997View attachment 75998
That might not be a bad idea but I don't know how many people would get to see it. The whole debris field vrs the ship argument really doesn't make sense to me anymore. It's all one disaster site. What's good for one area should be good for the whole site. It's kind of like saying at the Battle of Gettysburg site its not ok to pick up muskets balls at Picket's charge area but it 's ok to pick them up at Chamberlain's Little Round Top stand. I don't know if that's a good analogy but it seems to be to me at least. Cheers.
 

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That might not be a bad idea but I don't know how many people would get to see it. The whole debris field vrs the ship argument really doesn't make sense to me anymore. It's all one disaster site. What's good for one area should be good for the whole site. It's kind of like saying at the Battle of Gettysburg site its not ok to pick up muskets balls at Picket's charge area but it 's ok to pick them up at Chamberlain's Little Round Top stand. I don't know if that's a good analogy but it seems to be to me at least. Cheers.
That is why I use the word: If they ever recover! O though if recovered I can see very high bidding price war breaking out will take place.
Godalming has another hidden treasure where in the museum book by a appointment only, where can see the large black and white photo albums of that palatial splendid mansion once name Lee Park and change to Witley Park. Where only the finest will do and fast sum of money spent on the 700 areas property. Regard at the time the most expensive mansion built in Surrey. Huge manmade lakes with a glass ballroom dome 40 feet deep in the lake. Running costs of 100 staff to run. Where no less than Lord William Pirrie the company chairman of Harland and Wolff shipyard brought the property two months after laying down the kneel for Titanic May 1909. Pirrie would just carry spending more money like there is no to morrow. Telling the locals himself he deign the Titanic single handed! Perrie was all about pomp and glory and with his splendid 11 bedroom house in London, who want to live a dump of place like Belfast!
 

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That might not be a bad idea but I don't know how many people would get to see it. The whole debris field vrs the ship argument really doesn't make sense to me anymore. It's all one disaster site. What's good for one area should be good for the whole site. It's kind of like saying at the Battle of Gettysburg site its not ok to pick up muskets balls at Picket's charge area but it 's ok to pick them up at Chamberlain's Little Round Top stand. I don't know if that's a good analogy but it seems to be to me at least. Cheers.
The problem for me is that it is setting a precedent with regard to cutting into the wreck.

Now for the record as much as I disagree with what they are planning, I do nonetheless appreciate that those behind this are not acting for commercial gain. However, my worry is that in years to come others may want to cut further into the ship and will not have such pure motives.

Also, there just didn't seem to be all that much there when they sent the ROV in back in 2001. A lot of what was left looked like it was firmly attached to the walls and would not come away easily.

Still it's their money that's on the line and not mine. If they make a mess of it then they will just have to take it on the chin.

There is also no guarantee that this will be a success. Allow me take you back to those much loved mid-nineties Discovery Channel documentaries on the wreck. Remember the first attempt to raise "the big piece" where they underestimated it's weight and the cables snapped half way up ?

Maybe it's because I'm a bad, bad man but I couldn't help but laugh as it became increasingly clear that the expedition leaders had not done their homework properly, the cable was giving way and the captain of the salvage ship was clearly angry at them.

To end on a more positive note, the debris field has always been fair game in my view. Get that box of detonators up ! That's an amazing artefact that should be brought up.

If they ever recover the Marconi Transmitter, I think the most appropriate place for the item is at Jack Phillips Memorial Park Cloister in Godalming Surrey.
If they are brought up they will go to the USA and will stay in the USA.

Perrie was all about pomp and glory and with his splendid 11 bedroom house in London, who want to live a dump of place like Belfast!
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If they are brought up they will go to the USA and will stay in the USA. Moore like go where the money is! Would it surprise me if it wasn't the Chinese to!
Let me clear of Perrie comment I made. I have visit Belfast and is not a dump. Its a figure of speak of the past. Certainty Belfast was a heavy industrial city probably no worse than other city's in the UK in the past. Dirty filthy black smoke chimneys pushing out pollution and noise. As for the luxury living style Perrie in the serene country side away from from the pollution and noise. 40 minute train journey to his luxury house in London and to see the top theatre shows was a far cry from the polluted cities and included London to. But he had that escape to his luxury mansion in Surrey and England would become his residential homes. Leaving his poor old brother-in-law Alexander Carlisle in charge of the shipyard and the problems for him to sort out for himself, whilst Perrie and his dear wife Eliza was living in the land of luxury indeed.
 
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isn't the big piece in Las Vegas or something?

anyway, yeah, we should some stuff before its too late. like I said, we'll be looking real silly when she's gone and all the artifacts..
 

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If they are brought up they will go to the USA and will stay in the USA. Moore like go where the money is! Would it surprise me if it wasn't the Chinese to!
Let me clear of Perrie comment I made. I have visit Belfast and is not a dump. Its a figure of speak of the past. Certainty Belfast was a heavy industrial city probably no worse than other city's in the UK in the past. Dirty filthy black smoke chimneys pushing out pollution and noise. As for the luxury living style Perrie in the serene country side away from from the pollution and noise. 40 minute train journey to his luxury house in London and to see the top theatre shows was a far cry from the polluted cities and included London to. But he had that escape to his luxury mansion in Surrey and England would become his residential homes. Leaving his poor old brother-in-law Alexander Carlisle in charge of the shipyard and the problems for him to sort out for himself, whilst Perrie and his dear wife Eliza was living in the land of luxury indeed.
Parks Stephenson and co (who are the ones behind all this) have been clear that if they do recover anything it won't be going up for auction.

Although I don't support what they are planning to do, I recognise that commercial gain is not something they are out for.

Regarding Pirrie.

His Belfast residence was not situated in the industrial areas of Belfast as you put it with where there was "dirty filthy black smoke chimneys pushing out pollution and noise."

Ormiston House, Strandtown, Belfast was quite removed from all that. It's set amid a quiet, secluded, leafy area.

It's a huge building and it's still there.

I doubt that Alexander Carlisle complained seeing as how he had own luxury townhouse in London's Lancaster Gate and a country house in rural Berkshire.
 
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isn't the big piece in Las Vegas or something?

anyway, yeah, we should some stuff before its too late. like I said, we'll be looking real silly when she's gone and all the artifacts..
It was the last time I went to the exhibit. But that was when it was at the Rio before they moved the exhibit to the Luxor. They were moving artifacts around to different places but that might be permanent in Vegas now given its size. Probably should go again as it's only an hour away now with the new road.
As for Belfast I've only been there a couple of times. Liked it both times as no hassles and everybody I met there was friendly. It's not a resort town by no means but that's ok. Never cared for those anyway. I would go back there anytime. London on the other hand you can keep.
P.S. I understand what people say about cutting into the wreck. I get it and don't fault that position at all. Only thing is that nature is already doing it.
 
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Ormiston House was a fine property indeed brought of his ex boss Mr E Harland. That where he should of been whilst the building the Olympic class ships where in progress. The luxury house in London. A 11 bedroom Downshire House No 24 Belgrave Square next to Buckingham property is now the Spanish Embassy. Witley Park is in Surrey near Godalming an expensive country side area outside of London. Alexander Carlisle sister Pirrie wife Eliza would write letters to him telling what a wonderful live of luxury they had in England. As for Alexander he would be in the thick of it. Noisy riveting could been heard miles away from the two shipyards. Burning coal was a dirty filthy air polluting. Thank god we have got rid of it now.
 

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It was the last time I went to the exhibit. But that was when it was at the Rio before they moved the exhibit to the Luxor. They were moving artifacts around to different places but that might be permanent in Vegas now given its size. Probably should go again as it's only an hour away now with the new road.
As for Belfast I've only been there a couple of times. Liked it both times as no hassles and everybody I met there was friendly. It's not a resort town by no means but that's ok. Never cared for those anyway. I would go back there anytime. London on the other hand you can keep.
P.S. I understand what people say about cutting into the wreck. I get it and don't fault that position at all. Only thing is that nature is already doing it.
How many different Titanic exhibits were there in pre-pandemic Las Vegas to you knowledge Steve ?

I might be wrong but I think they have one of the Titanic's whistles there as well ?

Re: London. I've got friends who love a long weekend trip down there and I've got other friends who never want to go back.

Have you ever been to Portsmouth, Plymouth or Southampton at all ?
 
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How many different Titanic exhibits were there in pre-pandemic Las Vegas to you knowledge Steve ?

I might be wrong but I think they have one of the Titanic's whistles there as well ?

Re: London. I've got friends who love a long weekend trip down there and I've got other friends who never want to go back.

Have you ever been to Portsmouth, Plymouth or Southampton at all ?
3 altogether. The first exhibit was at the Tropicana hotel and then it moved to the Rio hotel casino. I went to both of those and they were quite good. It was set up better at the Rio. Then they moved it to the Luxor but I haven't been to that one. Sure I will sometime when this C19 thing is over. Vegas (the strip that is) is a ghost town compared to what it normally was. I've been to Southampton but was only there for a day. Saw all the (well most) of the Titanic related stuff there. It was a good day. I don't recall all the artifacts they had at the exhibits but they had quite a lot. Well worth going if you get the chance. I don't like knocking other peoples cities but as for London I saw what I wanted to see but have no desire to go back. Besides most of the supercities are all pretty much the same now. They've morphed into something I don't even know how to describe. Mc'Donalds and Burger King everywhere now.
 
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