Hall, a foundation member of fhe Titanic & Steamship Historical Society of Australia, is one of the most prolific writers on the history of White Star Line’s Titanic. He is one of the authors of the two-volume ‘Titanic: The Ship Magnificent’ which covers the ill-fated ship’s luxurious appointments.
Palmer said Hall’s appointment will ensure Titanic II ‘looks as it should, as a modern replica of the original vessel in all her grandeur.’
He said Hall’s extensive knowledge of Titanic’s construction and finer detail is highly respected the world over.
He said the project is on schedule for a 2016 launch when Titanic II will sail from the Nanjing-based CSC Jinling Shipyard to England before her maiden voyage retraces the original journey.
‘It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic, but, of course, it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems,’ he said.
‘Titanic II will be the ultimate in comfort and luxury with on-board gymnasiums and swimming pools, libraries, high-class restaurants and luxury cabins.’