posted on Mar, 5 2018 @ 01:21 AM
The story has changed, again, in the last 30 years.
The story of the explorer has changed, it was originally built for a different recovery.
I wish I could remember the details, but it is related to the search for a couple other lost subs.
The finding of the titanic was part of the effort.
There was a film documentary, 87-88?, that talked about the explorer as a part of naval intellegence's efforts in finding lost subs.
In it bob ballard freely talked about actually being in naval intel, and that finding the Titanic and Bismark were part of looking for a lost us sub
and a possible lost soviet sub.