French American expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic 1985
RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner operated by the White Star Line that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912, after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.
A number of expeditions were mounted to find Titanic but it was not until 1 September 1985 that a French American expedition led by Jean Louis Michel and Robert Ballard succeeded.
The team discovered the Titanic wreck lies in a location where the water pressure is over 6,500 pounds per square inch (450 bar), over 12,000 feet (3,700 m) below the surface.
Titanic was long thought to have sunk in one piece but had in fact split apart, probably near or at the surface, before sinking to the seabed.
Extra Note: A Chinese ship building company known as Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co Ltd, commenced construction of a replica ship in January 2014 to be use in a resort. Tourists will be able to reside inside the Titanic during their time at the resort. It will be permanently docked at the resort. The replica is still under construction.
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