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Expedition 1
Expedition Information
Expedition Leader Surface Vessel Research Equipment
Robert Druce Ballard Star Hercules ROV Argo
After an unsuccesful attempt to find the wreck of the Bismarck in 1988, Robert D. Ballard finally found the wreck in 1989 on his second expedition. This expedition used no manned submersible but a ROV.
Expedition carried out by: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, USA
Purpose of Expedition: To find and film the wreck of the Bismarck
Expedition start location: Cadiz, Spain
Expedition start: 25 May 1989
Expedition arrival at wreck site: 29 May 1989 (time for arrival at the planned search area)
Wreck found: 8 June 1989
Expedition left wreck site: 11 June 1989
Expedition end: 14 June 1989
Expedition end location: Southampton, England


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