The Secrets of the Titanic

By Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Translated by Laura Haydon

September 1, 1985. The RMS Titanic, which has been missing since April 15, 1912, is found in the North Atlantic where it lies at a depth of 3,821 metres.

Paul-Henri Nargeolet, a commander in the French Navy, directed underwater research of part of many expeditions to the wreck, from 1987 until his untimely death in 2023.

With hundreds of hours of diving to the liner and more than five thousand objects brought to the surface, including bottles of champagne, luggage and jewellery, the last secrets of the liner will be revealed, reliving the ship’s maiden voyage and tragic destiny.

Through the incredible story of his expeditions, Paul-Henri Nargeolet brings to life the Titanic, that of its passengers and its crew, and offers a unique point of view on this maritime disaster.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 20 Jun 2024
Pages: 160
ISBN: 978-0-00-869408-1
Born in Chamonix, France, Paul-Henri Nargeolet lived in Africa with his parents for 13 years. After a 22-year career in the National Marines, he was awarded the grade of Commander. He then joined the French Institute for Sea Exploration (IFREMER) where he specialized in deep-sea exploration in 1986. The following year, he led the first recovery mission on the Titanic. He was the Director of the Underwater Research Program for RMS Titanic, Inc. (USA). In that capacity, he supervised the recovery of some 5,000 artifacts from the site of the wreck. He was one of the five victims who died onboard the Titan submersible on June 18, 2023.