Quotes by Robert Ballard

About Robert Ballard:

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. 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 USS Yorktown 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. Ballard leads ocean exploration on E/V Nautilus.

Author Bio

  • NameRobert Ballard
  • DescriptionUnited States Navy officer, oceanographer and underwater archaeologist
  • BornJune 30, 1942
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionOfficer; Archaeologist; Anthropologist; Author; Oceanographer
  • AwardsNational Humanities Medal; William Procter Prize For Scientific Achievement