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In 1910 Belfast Ireland the biggest and most luxurious party boat was being constructed It would take two years to build furnish and prepare this ship known as the Titanic before it sailed to New York It weighed 66000 tons and had a hull of 40 city blocks It would take 3000 men to construct it This ship was said to be unsinkable In fact the ships builders were so confident of their ship they only supplied life boats for 1200 people It was planned to reach New York in seven days On the night of April 14 1912 Fredrick Fleet a man in a watch tower reported an Iceberg to be near the ship his attempt to warn the captain was made in vain The Titanic hit the iceberg and began to sink Distress signals and flares were sent out and a nearby ship the British California received them When the Californias captain was informed he disregarded the signals and went back to bed That night out of 2228 people aboard the Titanic only 705 survived 1523 People drowned or died from hypothermia and out of that only 300 bodies were recovered 74 years later a man named Ballard would set out to visit this ship that rested 2 miles below on the ocean floor Using navy technology he accomplished this goal Alvin a submarine used by the navy was used in the mission Alvin had a smaller robot attached to him named Jason Jr Jason also called JJ had a video camera attached to him and 5 motors to propel him through the Titanics rummage On July 9th 1988 Alvin left Woodshole Oceanographic Refuge and traveled 1000 miles east of New York where the ship was said to be resting The first attempt to reach the ship was help on July 13 1988 After a two and a half hour plunge to the
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