- Name: Robert Ballard
- Born: 06/30/1942 (78 years old)
- 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
Robert Duane Ballard (born June 30, 1942) is a retired American 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 USSYorktown 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 Name: Robert Duane Ballard
Awards: Hubbard Medal
Alias: Robert Duane Ballard
Birth Place: Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Robert Ballard quotes :
So, you know, I think the age of exploration is just beginning, not ending, on our planet.Robert Ballard
Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored. We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now. It's amazing.Robert Ballard
I mean, there is amazing amount of oil and gas and other resources out beneath the sea. It's staggering.Robert Ballard