Titanic Wreck Images Released from the 1986 Dive Directed by Robert Ballard End-shutdown

It was the sheer size of the boat and the shoes that impressed Robert Ballard when he descended on the wreck of the RMS Titanic in 1986, a year after he and his crew from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution helped find the ocean liner that hit a iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic in 1912.

“The first thing I saw coming out of the gloom at 30 feet was this wall, this giant wall of riveted steel that rose over 100 and a few feet above us,” he said in an interview from Connecticut on Wednesday, the same day. than the WHOI released in 80 minutes of never before publicly seen underwater video of the expedition to the wreck.

“I never looked down on the Titanic. I looked towards the Titanic. Nothing was small,” she said.

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