The History of The First Titanic Expedition

After its tragic maiden voyage, the whereabouts of the RMS Titanic remained a mystery for decades. The ship captured people's imaginations worldwide, spawning films, books, including several novels, and many other works based on the disaster. Meanwhile, scientists and explorers spent years searching for the sunken ship once deemed unsinkable.

The rediscovery of the Titanic in the 1980s brought the ocean liner back into the general public consciousness. More than a hundred years after its sinking, the ship continues to be a source of fascination for many. From the initial disaster to the first crewed expedition into the wreck, here is the history of the first Titanic expedition.

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