Editor's Note: Twenty years ago, James Cameron's blockbuster film "Titanic" entranced audiences around the globe. But it was less than 10 years ago that Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the Titanic inrevealed to Lonely ladies looking nsa Snowmass Village world that he found the famous shipwreck as the result of a top-secret military expedition.
After a two-month search off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, a Franco-American expedition has found and filmed the wreckage of the Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage 73 years ago after striking an iceberg.
Dr Lonely at home lets have fun Ballard of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, who he the expedition, told a Toronto television station in a ship to shore interview that they had found the wreck of the 45, ton luxury liner on the ocean floor at a depth of more than 10,ft and about miles south of Newfoundland. He said the wreckage was scattered over an area about yards long and yards wide.
They followed a trail of debris, identifying first a ship's boiler. We decided we would pull up and get above it all.
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Dr Joe MacInnis, a Canadian marine scientist, who is a consultant to the expedition, yesterday said the team has been using an unmanned submersible equipped with five television cameras. The aim was to get a clear Massage carlton vic of the whole wreck by putting together a photomosaic of the film obtained from the remotely operated submersible.
He emphasised the expedition had no plans to raise the wreck or retrieve the gold, diamonds and other jewels believed to be in the ship's vaults. Dr Ballard said the initial excitement at discovering the wreck on Sunday morning was soon replaced by the sobering realisation that "we had found the ship where 1, people had died.
Wreck of titanic was found on this day in ; about the great ship
The supposedly unsinkable White Star liner was steaming at 22 knots on the night of April, when she hit the iceberg and ruptured five of her 16 watertight compartments. There were only places in lifeboats for about Professional singles south africa the 2, passengers and crew on board, and although the Cunard liner Carpathia arrived on the scene within 80 minutes, 1, people died in the icy waters.
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From the archive, 3 September Titanic's wreck found and filmed. Originally published in the Guardian on 3 September Clyde Sanger. OTTAWA After a two-month search off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, a Franco-American expedition has found and filmed the wreckage of the Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage 73 years ago after striking an iceberg.
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