by Dr. Robert Ballard (and costing $15
million), discovered the wreck of the
legendary liner, RMS Titanic, at 1.05 am
on September 1st.
Seventy-three years after sinking in the
North Atlantic, Titanic was now lying under 12,460 feet of water, torn in two sections
amid a 2,000 feet long debris field.
Until the discovery it was generally
accepted that the ship foundered intact.