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Titanic: Finding the Titanic

Information about the Titanic.

The Discovery

Titanic was found in 1985 after an exhaustive search by Robert Ballard of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Visit the National Geographic photo gallery to view photos taken by Emory Kristof during the expedition to find Titanic with Robert Ballard.

 

Searching for the Titanic

Titanic underwater

Timeline of Searches for the Wreck

1980 -  the first Grimm  expedition for the Titanic took place, but ended with no major findings due to weather conditions. 

1981 - Second expedition took place a year later, in , where it was believed that they have found a "propeller" even though it could not be confirmed.   

1985 -  There was the discovery of a broiler, which led to the two pieces found of the Titanic. 

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