The Titanic was one of the most iconic ships of the entire world. Almost everybody will be able to name the Titanic, and what happened on the fateful day of April 15, 1912.
On that day, 1,500 people lost their lives when it crashed into a giant iceberg. The wreckage of the ship has been sought after for years, however nobody had been able to find it until a day in 1985.
Dr. Robert Ballard and his crew managed to locate the wreckage with some pretty advanced technology, and determination.
It has been over 30 years since the first discovery of the wreckage, but the photos of what these scientists saw when they first discovered the ship are still amazing.
The interesting aspect of the expedition was that Dr. Ballard’s crew needed some advanced technology from the U.S. Navy to locate the ship.
The navy made a deal with Dr. Ballard. If he would go find two submarines that the navy was trying to locate, then he could use the remaining time and equipment to search for the Titanic.
Surely enough, they found the giant ship, but with only days left in the expedition. They quickly scrambled to take photos of the newly discovered behemoth ship.
The first photos were surreal. The crew was happy at first, dancing around in joy that they found the ship, until it hit them that they were over a thousand graves.
The chilling images show what a monstrous ship the Titanic was.
This propeller must have been several times the size of a full grown adult.
These are the engines from the ship. Each one is over two stories tall.
Though it has been 35 years since these photos have been taking, they still are amazing too see and to think that these were the first images anybody ever got of the ship.
If you want to see more of the first taken photos of the Titanic, you can find them here, and let us know how they made you feel in the comments below!