Return to the Titanic: The Third Manned Mission

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Titanic Bow Image

This Titanic Bow image was on the front cover of Sea Technology for the featured article.

By Kevin Hardy

As seen in Sea Technology

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Why go back? Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Alvin allowed us the first up-close, in-person views of the remains of the R.M.S. Titanic. Those trips in 1986 – 75 years after her tragic sinking – brought back startling pictures of rustciles, the wine bottle-littered debris field, the twisted and broken hulk.

The second series of manned dives – this time with IFREMER’s deep submersible Nautile – brought back the first relics from the Edwardian-Age English ship.

Why go back again?

“Imaging,” said Emory Kristof, veteran underwater photographer for the Washington, D.C.- based National Geographic Society. “This was the underwater Mount Everest for imaging technology. We got to do it and do it right.”

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Titanic: The Third Manned Mission, Sea Tech, 1991

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