The Titanic Wrecksite

On her maiden voyage the Royal Mail Ship Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic just before midnight on April 14th, 1912.  Dr. Robert Ballard first discovered the ship's wreckage in 1985.  Nearly twenty years later, in a look-don't-touch mission, Dr. Ballard and a team of researchers returned to the wreck site to survey the wreckage and conduct scientific analysis of the ship's deterioration. Using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), the team was able to capture never-before-seen images of the wreck.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

you guys need to put in the video real pictures of the ship before it sank

Submitted by The Ocean Portal Team on

You can view the titanic wreck site, and read about the wreck, on Google Earth. You’ll need to download the free Google Earth software to your computer. After you download, open Google Ocean. Click on "Ocean" under the layers tab in the left navigation, then select the "Shipwrecks" layer.

The titanic wreck site is located about 350 miles southeast of Newfoundland, Canada. The approximate coordinates for the wreck are 41 46N, 50 14'W.

If you are interested in the ocean layer of Google Earth, read our blog on exploring Smithsonian's marine collections on Google Earth to learn more.

Happy exploring!
The Ocean Portal Team

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

i cant seem to find the site on google maps