News New documentary claims mission to find Titanic 'was covert US Navy operation'

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Feb 22, 2012
A new documentary from National Geographic claims that the mission to find the wreck of the Titanic in 1985 was a cover for a US military operation. More than 73 years after it had sunk off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada on April 15, 1912, killing over 1,500 of the 2,000 people on-board, the 1985 expedition found the Titanic after four previous attempts failed. Dr Robert Ballard, professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island and explorer-in-residence for the National Geographic Society was the co-discoverer of the wreckage. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, the National Geographic television channel has produced a documentary about Dr Ballard's journey. |



Apr 13, 2012
Ballard has said as much. The Navy funded development of the Argo/Angus system because they wanted a better look at the wreckage of the lost submarine Scorpion. They used the system to image that wreckage first, and then went looking for the Titanic. I think this story is only running because anything Titanic-related that sounds interesting is hitting the press these days.

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