Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bob Ballard.

This is coolbert:

From that previous blog entry:

"the explorer Robert Ballard discovered the remains of an ancient structure 311 feet deep [100 meters] near Turkey in 2000 that he [Ballard] believes was flooded during the time of Noah."

Dr. Bob Ballard of course that famous underwater explorer, having led the expedition that located the sunken remains of the steamship Titanic.

AND a reserve naval officer [now retired] who has done expeditionary work on behalf at the request of the U.S. Navy. The naval and civilian archaeological research of Bob Ballard are almost hand in glove!!

"Robert Duane Ballard  . . . is a former 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."

Oceanic research and expeditions in measure financed by the U.S. Navy:

"Ballard joined the United States Army in 1965 through the Army's Reserve Officers Training program. He was designated as an intelligence officer . . . He was called up to active duty in 1967 but requested to fulfill his obligation in the United States Navy. His request was approved, and Ballard was transferred to the Navy Reserve on the reserve active duty list . . . He retired from the Navy as a commander in 1995 after reaching the statutory service limit."

"this trip [search for the RMS Titanic] was financed by the U.S. Navy for secret reconnaissance of the wreckage of two Navy nuclear powered attack submarines, the USS Scorpion and the USS Thresher, which sank in the 1960s, and not for Titanic. Back in 1982, Ballard approached the Navy about his new deep sea underwater robot craft, the Argo, and his search for Titanic. The Navy was not interested in financing the search for the large ocean liner. However, they were interested in finding out what happened to their missing submarines and ultimately concluded that Argo was their best chance to do so. The Navy agreed it would finance Ballard's Titanic search only if he first searched for and investigated the two sunken submarines, and found out the state of their nuclear reactors after being submerged for such a long time"

And Dr. Bob Ballard was aware in 1999 that fifty years earlier the USS Cubera did discover an entire underwater city vicinity Sevastopol submerged 300 feet [100 meters] deep??


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