Titanic search a cover

Date: 1/8/2008

A mission to discover the wreck of the

Titanic

was a cover up story for examining the remains of two Cold War nuclear submarines. Oceanographer Dr Bob Ballard admitted he had to locate and inspect the remains of the vessels, which sank during the 1960s, in a top secret mission for the US navy before being allowed to look for the

Titanic

. Dr Bollard felt it was a fair exchange for getting a chance to look for the

Titanic

. When

USS Thresher

and

USS Scorpion

sank suspicions were raised that at least the

Scorpion

, had been sunk by the USSR. The oceanographer was given funding to embark on two expeditions, one to find the wreck of

Thresher

in 1984 and another to find

Scorpion

once these missions were complete Dr Ballard located the wreck of the

Titanic

.

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