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Since that cheesy 1997 movie is somehow making a return to local theaters, here's a side-by-side comparison of the only relevant character in the movie (the ship) and the Iowa. Enjoy.

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  Titanic Iowa
Length 882.8 ft (269.1 m) 887.3 ft (270.4 m)
Beam 92.5 ft (28.2 m) 108.2 ft (33.0 m)
Draft 34.6 ft (10.54 m) 37.2 ft (11.3 m)
Displacement 52,310 long tons 57,540 long tons
Speed and Power 21 knots, 46,000 SHP 33 knots, 212,000 SHP
Armament Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron 3x3 16"/50 Mark 7, 10x2 5"/38 Mark 12

 

As some have pointed out, a premium Titanic would have crazy credit earning potential. Over $2 billion at the box office speaks for itself.

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Considering the Titanic was taken down by poor engineering choices and a block of ice. I'll be putting my money on the Iowa winning this hypothetical fight. 

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4 minutes ago, RealNewDeal said:

That's some powerful armament, if the Missouri was used the Titanic would have OP money making firepower.

Titanic as a new premium for those hurting for credits? More than $2 billion at the box office speaks for itself.

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6 minutes ago, DeliciousFart said:

Titanic as a new premium for those hurting for credits? More than $2 billion at the box office speaks for itself.

If I had to get a ramming kill on someone with it once for 2billion credits despite the fact DDs are more armored and having almost 0 conceal, I'd do it.

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13 minutes ago, RedSeaBear said:

Considering the Titanic was taken down by poor engineering choices and a block of ice. I'll be putting my money on the Iowa winning this hypothetical fight. 

Titanic is the better looking ship though. That's all that matters. Related image

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This thread somehow reminds me of the book Timewreak Titanic. Sounds cheesy but the it's an amazing book and I highly recommend it. Better than the movie since the book is more about the ship and actually relavent people.

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3 minutes ago, Fog_Heavy_Cruiser_Takao said:

I wish someone would make a complete down to the rivet copy

Believe it or not it's actually happening in China, though it will be permanently docked. The jury is out on how authentic it will be though.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_replica_(Sichuan,_China)

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1 minute ago, DeliciousFart said:

Believe it or not it's actually happening in China, though it will be permanently docked. The jury is out on how authentic it will be though.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_replica_(Sichuan,_China)

I thought that fell through cause the guy funding it was a mad man and goes off on random things like this only to back out half way

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12 minutes ago, Fog_Heavy_Cruiser_Takao said:

I thought that fell through cause the guy funding it was a mad man and goes off on random things like this only to back out half way

Naw, you're thinking of this Australian project, which quite frankly was a pipe dream.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_II

Here's the thing about the Chinese replica; even permanently docked ships like many museum ships would require periodic drydocking for maintenance. I believe a maintenance report on the USS Massachusetts museum recommended a drydocking every 18 years or so, if I remember correctly. I have to wonder if they had the foresight to plan for this.

 

26 minutes ago, RealNewDeal said:

If I had to get a ramming kill on someone with it once for 2billion credits despite the fact DDs are more armored and having almost 0 conceal, I'd do it.

And the only map it can spawn on is Islands of Ice.

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Just now, DeliciousFart said:

Naw, you're thinking of this Australian project, which quite frankly was a pipe dream.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_II

Here's the thing about the Chinese replica; even permanently docked ships like many museum ships would require periodic drydocking for maintenance. I believe a maintenance report on the USS Massachusetts museum recommended a drydocking every 18 years or so, if I remember correctly. I have to wonder if they had the foresight to plan for this.

I wonder if maybe they're gonna build her dry dock around the ship, so when they need to drydock her, she wont even have to move. All they'd have to do is make sure shes lined up right and then just drain the water away and boom, easy as pie. =P

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38 minutes ago, RedSeaBear said:

Considering the Titanic was taken down by poor engineering choices and a block of ice. I'll be putting my money on the Iowa winning this hypothetical fight. 

Titanic would stand a chance if it went for the ram, and had his flags up for a change.

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7 minutes ago, crzyhawk said:

Titanic would stand a chance if it went for the ram, and had his flags up for a change.

Actually that may be unlikely; a head on collision would almost certainly cause hull plates far back along the entire length of the ship to buckle due to momentum and may cause the ship to sink even (much) faster. Remember, it's a single hull ship, and a ship-to-ship collision is a poor analogy since an iceberg's mass dwarfs the Titanic's.

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I suppose you missed the game mechanics reference there.

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Just now, crzyhawk said:

I suppose you missed the game mechanics reference there.

Image result for d'oh

 

I only read the first part of your sentence and just assumed that you were using an oft-repeated claim that the Titanic could've survived the iceberg collision had it hit head on.

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1 hour ago, DeliciousFart said:

Since that cheesy 1997 movie is somehow making a return to local theaters, here's a side-by-side comparison of the only relevant character in the movie (the ship)

The Titanic movie: A picture that won way too many Oscars and whose fictional characters are completely uninteresting, but whose real-life characters actually have some good scenes. Case in point:

 

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1 hour ago, DeliciousFart said:

Since that cheesy 1997 movie is somehow making a return to local theaters, here's a side-by-side comparison of the only relevant character in the movie (the ship) and the Iowa. Enjoy.

DT4zdtX.png

 

  Titanic Iowa
Length 882.8 ft (269.1 m) 887.3 ft (270.4 m)
Beam 92.5 ft (28.2 m) 108.3 ft (33.0 m)
Draft 34.6 ft (10.54 m) 37.2 ft (11.3 m)
Displacement 52,310 long tons 57,540 long tons
Speed and Power 21 knots, 46,000 SHP 33 knots, 212,000 SHP
Armament Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron 3x3 16"/50 Mark 7, 10x2 5"/38 Mark 12

 

As some have pointed out, a premium Titanic would have crazy credit earning potential. Over $2 billion at the box office speaks for itself.

fcuk I'm old.

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2 hours ago, RedSeaBear said:

Considering the Titanic was taken down by poor engineering choices and a block of ice. I'll be putting my money on the Iowa winning this hypothetical fight. 

Actually, the Olympic-class were pretty structural sound ships for their time time. Titanic was just subjected to circumstances her builders couldn't possibly have thought of and her officers reacted best they could given the timing of the collision. The only real "flaw" was the lack of lifeboats, and even there she was designed and intended to carry double what the company heads stuck her with when she was finally launched.

And as an aside, after seeing WG model Hamburg and it's ocean liners I'd love to see them model Olympic in some form. Wouldn't be hard to model the ship in her wartime colors as the subject of an escort mission for the low tiers. Or maybe a non playable reward for part of a low tier campaign (think the Russian sub from April Fools but taken seriously). She did serve as a warship after all, she should be honored in a warship game, right? @Sub_Octavian, just throwing ideas out there!

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