Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Black Sea Projects

[color, bold and/or italic emphasis added - M.E.] Consider and compare excerpts from 2 sources:

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The man who located the wreck of the Titanic [Dr. Robert Ballard] has revealed that the discovery was a cover story to camouflage the real mission of inspecting the wrecks of two Cold War nuclear submarines. source- The Times -May 24, 2008 - Titanic search was cover for secret Cold War subs mission- by Lewis Smith, Environment Reporter

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The U.S. Navy agreed to sponsor a two-part expedition to test Ballard's equipment in the summer of 1985. The first part was a highly classified operation off the Azores, an attempt to find the remains of the USS Scorpion, an attack submarine lost in 1969, as well as the wreck of the Soviet sub that allegedly rammed and sank her. source- Unsinkable: the full story of the RMS Titanic By Daniel Allen Butler

M.E. Background Notes:

In 2002, Dr. Ballard led a National Geographic expedition with remote underwater vehicles in the Solomons. Ballard succeeded in finding a torpedo tube from the wreck of John F. Kennedy's PT-109 , which had been rammed in 1943 by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri.


James Bond had the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy; Bob Ballard has been a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.


Another National Geographic expedition [September 2000] to the Black Sea led by Ballard discovered some ancient shipwrecks. One of the four was in almost perfectly preserved condition with wooden mast standing upright some 1,000 feet below the surface. ... Scientists suspect oxygen-deprived the Black Seas unique, oxygen-deprived waters (below 656 feet) are ideal for wood preservation.

Submarines are always silent and strange.



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