April 4, 1912: The Titanic leaves Southampton, England, on her ill-fated first voyage. Southampton City Council /AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Southampton City Council /AFP/Getty Images The Two-Way Australian Billionaire Says He's Building 'Titanic II;' Would You Go Aboard? April 30, 2012 "Of course it will sink if you put a hole in it," says mining magnate Clive Palmer. He says he's contracted with Chinese shipbuilders and that the liner will be ready to sail in 2016. First voyage: From London to New York.