The endless fascination with the Titanic is an interesting cultural study.
The sunken ships are the famous ones.
It's like that on the Great Lakes, too.
A few are preserved, but they attract little interest. Look how difficult it seems to be to display the SS United States.
Unless it's a battleship! We have a large supply of battleships. Truely useless since 12-7-41, they attract visitors wherever preserved and displayed.
Enterprise, CV-6, the vessel that actually contributed the most to VJ Day was scrapped in 1959. That ship should have been preserved right along side Old Ironsides.
Ah well. I see where Ballard wants to 'preserve' the Titanic wreck. Another thing I don't understand. What good is anything at the bottom of the Atlantic? It will all be consumed by oxidation in a few years anyway.