USS Conestoga discovered 95 years after disappearing

Tin Man

Tin Man

2016-03-24 16:34:22

The wreckage of the USS Conestoga has been discovered off the coast of California, 95 years after it went missing.

The Navy tugboat was on it's way to Pearl Harbor in the Spring of 1921 when it, and all 56 of its crew members, completely vanished. To this day no one known what caused the boat to sink.The wreckage was initially spotted back in 2009 but it has taken years of investigations to link the remains to those of the USS Conestoga. 

Eventually the boat was confirmed to be the USS Conestoga by comparing the ship’s remaining structure with initial blueprints, an uncovered steam engine, and a gun discovered among the wreckage -- which was exactly like one photographed during the tugboat’s missions.

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