Nuclear sub search behind Titanic find
THE secret true story of the discovery of the Titanic has finally been told.
US Navy commander and oceanographer Robert Ballard found the wreck on the floor of the North Atlantic Ocean in 1985.
Through an exhibition, called Titanic: The Untold
Story, he has revealed that rather than genuinely searching for the doomed vessel, he was on a war mission for the military.
His job was to check on two toxic nuclear submarines – and used his chance find of the Titanic as his cover story, backed by the US Navy.
The Titanic – at the time the world’s biggest passenger ship — left Southampton on April 10, 1912, bound for New York with 2,200 on-board.
But it hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean five days later.