After 73 Years, Here is The Way How Explorers Found The Titanic. Incredible! – Architecture & Engineering

After 73 Years, Here is The Way How Explorers Found The Titanic. Incredible!

The famous disaster wit the Titanic ship can be never forgotten, there are many scientists that continuously research on this. The disaster happened 1912 but until now over the years there are so many schemes to raise the ship from the depths.
For that matter, the wreckage is reportedly too fragile to withstand any kind of lifting.
Until 1985, nobody succeeded in discovering the lost ship since it wasn’t showing up on any sonar equipment.
But than one undersea explorer got a winning absolutely genius idea.
Dr. Robert Ballard was the name of the explorer who had the genius idea. he led the team that finally found the Titanic.


via The Art of Ken Marschall

His proposal was following: using a live feed from 20,000 feet below the surface to catch a glimpse of the shipwreck. To capture this footage, he would use an unmanned camera sled called Argo.

via USA Today | U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC collection

He asked for help the Navy, even They weren’t so excited about footing the bill for his Titanic search, they agreed they had other plans that think the explorers idea could find their 2 lost nuclear submarines.

Eventually, the Naval leaders struck a deal with Ballard. If he could find and map the subs, they’d let him use the time he had left over to search for the Titanic.

This only left Ballard 12 days to find the famous ship, so he needed backup.

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He teamed up with a French research institute and the first try was not successful although The French ship used a “mowing the lawn” technique to float up and down the suspected wreck site in the hope that their sonar would find it.

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