Ship used to find Titanic headed to Mexican navy

WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — The ship oceanographer Robert Ballard used to discover the wreck of Titanic is headed to the Mexican Navy.

Knorr is now officially retired, and employees of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have bid the vessel a final farewell.

Ballard famously used the ship to pinpoint the Titanic’s location in 1985, and it logged more than 1 million miles worth of explorations over the past four decades.

It was officially decommissioned in 2014.

Woods Hole scientists say Knorr weathered 70-foot waves, hurricanes and arctic ice. 

Knorr was named in honor of Ernest R. Knorr, a distinguished Navy hydrographic engineer and cartographer.

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