Discovery, Exploration and Salvage Recommendations


Brad Rousse

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Hello ET community,

Long time lurker and occasional poster... I was wondering if anyone could recommend some works to me regarding efforts to discover, explore and salvage the wreck. I find this area of the ship's history a bit lacking as of late. Clearly, I know about the Ballard books, but I'm curious about expeditions prior to 1985; any memoirs of people who explored or dove on the wreck; and anything detailing efforts to explore, preserve and salvage the wreck. Books, articles, newspaper... I'll take anything you can recommend.

Thanks,
Brad
 

IanMcD

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Before 1985? You mean before Ballard's discovery of the wreck in September of 2006, I take it.

Jack Grimm headed several expeditions searching for Titanic in the early 80s and came up with nothing except for one photo that he claimed was of one of Titanic's propellers. I've heard of this photo for years but I have yet to see it. Maybe its in this book: Beyond Reach: The Search for the Titanic: Jack Grimm: 9780825301056: Amazon.com: Books
 

Adam Went

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Reportedly, plans were set in motion shortly after the sinking itself to locate the wreck as a lot of the wealthy passengers on board lost a lot of their prized possessions in the sinking. However, this was obviously impossible at the time.

Re Jack Grimm, as Michael said, the photo is fairly grainy and whatever the object is was buried in the silt, but it could well be a propeller blade.

Cheers,
Adam.
 

IanMcD

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Reportedly, plans were set in motion shortly after the sinking itself to locate the wreck as a lot of the wealthy passengers on board lost a lot of their prized possessions in the sinking. However, this was obviously impossible at the time.

Re Jack Grimm, as Michael said, the photo is fairly grainy and whatever the object is was buried in the silt, but it could well be a propeller blade.

Cheers,
Adam.

LOL. I still can't find this photo anywhere online.
 

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