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The plan is for Titanic 2 to sail from Southampton in 2016
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Billionaire to rebuild Titanic
Titanic II 'will sail London to New York'
The building of a replica of the ill-fated Titanic has received a mixed reaction at a launch event in Southampton.
The man behind the project, Clive Palmer, was absent from the event in the building which was formerly the Southern Western Hotel.
But invited local guests watched a video presentation as they ate a breakfast based on Titanic's menu - featuring soda and sultana scones, Parma ham and lamb collops.
Briefings about Titanic 2 plans have already been held around the world, but this is surely the most emotive location.
Just a few hundred metres away is the quayside from where the original Titanic slipped its moorings for its maiden voyage in April 1912.
The hotel was where many of the first-class passengers stayed before embarking.
Mr Palmer, an Australian mining billionaire, is not short of either cash or slogans.
He promises "a ship where dreams will come true", "a class above any ship in the world", to "rebuild a legend" and to "set sail on our own sea".
He laid out the plans for a faithful copy of the Belfast-built original to be constructed in a Chinese shipyard.
It is being constructed at a shipyard in China. Work is due to start in the next few months.