ABC News: More Mystery Shrouds the Titanic
| The guise of searching for the Titanic's wreckage provided a perfect alibi for the intensified presence of U.S. ships on the Atlantic. Ballard was under strict instructions for the last two decades not to talk to anyone at the time about how he secretly sought out the two subs. |
The Thresher went down in 1963 and the Scorpion sank in 1968. Both were nuclear subs and their locations had never really been mapped, Ballard said.
The Navy made a deal with Ballard. After his submarine search was concluded, it would fund an expedition to find the Titanic ...