The discovery of the Titanic was part of a cover up to find two missing US Submarines. Amazing true story. The 2 nuclear subs that sank in the '60s were USS Thresher and USS Scorpion.

The issue was that the government didn't want the Soviets to know that they were looking for the subs. They thought that the excuse of searching for the Titanic wreck would be a good explanation for an increased presence of US ships in the area.

In return for his service, the government agreed to fund Ballard's search for the Titanic and a documentary on it. He had only 12 days left in his Navy contract after finding the two subs.
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