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Robert Ballard

Robert Ballard

Robert Duane Ballard is a retired United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology: maritime archaeology and archaeology of shipwrecks. He is most known for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985, the battleship Bismarck in 1989, and the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in 1998. He discovered the wreck of John F. Kennedy's PT-109 in 2002 and visited Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumana, who saved its crew. He leads ocean exploration on E/V Nautilus.

Birth: 1942-06-30

Nickname: Robert Duane Ballard

Known for: Ocean exploration and underwater archaeology; discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS, Titanic, the battleship, Bismarck, the aircraft carrier USS, Yorktown, and John F. Kennedy's, PT-109

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