: U.S. Navy tug found off California 95 years after going missing
Society14:13 Mar. 25, 2016
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U.S. Navy tug found off California 95 years after going missing

Mystery of missing U.S. Navy tug is solved

A U.S. Navy tug missing since 1921 has been discovered sunk off San Francisco, solving a nearly century-old maritime mystery.

The wreck of the USS Conestoga was found near one of the Farallones Islands about 30 miles (50 km) west of San Francisco, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Navy said in a statement.

The ocean-going tug left San Francisco on March 25, 1921, bound for American Samoa via Hawaii with 56 officers and sailors aboard. It was never heard from again, and its disappearance triggered an air and sea search and gripped newspapers across the United States. The Navy declared Conestoga and its crew lost in June 1921.

It was the last Navy ship to be lost without a trace in peacetime.

Reporting by REUTERS

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