Did Ballard look for a debris field because he thought the ship broke in half?

scd9

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Well, there's always a debris field when there's a shipwreck. Some bits and pieces are bound to fall off.
 

Dan Kappes

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I remember Ballard saying that he was looking for a debris field. One definitely would've been created if the ship broke in half.

Why was he willing to believe the survivors who testified that the ship broke in half when so many people thought she sank intact at the time?

Why was he able to find her when many previous expeditions failed?