Bill Sauder's first job was as a tour guide on the R.M.S. Queen Mary. After a short time, he was quickly promoted to the position of archives administrator for the ship -- a position he held for several years -- while specializing in the art, architecture, and mechanical workings of the great liner.
After the discovery of the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, Bill worked closely with maritime artist Ken Marschall and identified key pieces of wreckage, helping to piece together the final moments of history's greatest ship. Bill has also served as Technical Advisor on Robert Ballard's Lusitania expedition in 1993, and in August, 2000, he joined the month-long expedition to the sunken liner Titanic. In addition, he was a Visual Consultant on James Cameron's Titanic.
Bill's specialty is turn-of-the-century naval architecture and marine engineering, which brings a unique knowledge of the workings of the great four-funneled liners to any consultation. Among his credits are numerous documentaries appearing on A&E, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, as well as contributing to the best-selling books Exploring the Lusitania, The Discovery of the Titanic, Titanic: An Illustrated History, and Lost Liners.
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