April 15, 1912 is a date that will never be forgotten in the history of mankind. Early in the morning, the rms titanic it sank, killing nearly 1,500 passengers outright.
The giant ship lay untouched on the ocean floor for 73 years, until an expedition finally found it in 1985. Many had tried and failed but Dr. Robert Ballard and his team managed to locate and explore the wreck.
Even though it was over 30 years ago, the images from that first visit are still just as impressive. The men and women who worked on this project did so with the utmost precision and respect.
After all, they were unearthing one of the greatest tragedies in history. In the years since, various exhibitions have toured the world and there is a feature film based on the event, even winning Best Picture at the Oscars.
It’s easy to get carried away with the mystique and romance of the 1900s, but it’s important to remember that the titanic it is a true piece of history that is not to be taken lightly.
It is time to look at what remains of the ship itself. Check out the images below to see what Ballard and his team discovered when they first plunged into the murky depths of the ocean.
Instead of relying on SONAR as on previous expeditions, Ballard came up with a new technique that used an unmanned video camera that was towed in a separate vessel. Called the “Argo,” this camera offered live video.
They spent several days without finding anything, but finally they found one of the ship’s boilers. “We were embarrassed to celebrate,” Ballard reflected on the adventure. “We suddenly realized that we shouldn’t be dancing on someone’s grave.”
The crew was worried they wouldn’t have enough time to take the photos, but the site has been checked many times since.
Some want to know the exact site to continue exploring it, but Ballard maintains that it should not be disturbed again.
While exploration and documentation is a great way to educate future generations, moving the Titanic from its resting place seems wrong.
While some parts of the titanic They have remained in good condition, others have crumbled and faded beyond recognition.
Other expeditions were able to provide a complete view of the site.
These are two of the engines, each four stories high.