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US Navy Tug USS Conestoga wreck discovered after 95 Years

US Navy Tug USS Conestoga wreck discovered after 95 Years
25 March 2016 Current Affairs: US Navy tug USS Conestoga was in news on 23 March 2016 as its wreck was discovered near one of the Farallones Islands about 30 miles (50 km) west of San Francisco. It was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Navy of United States.The World War I era tug was missing since 1921 and the discovery of the wreck solved a 95 year-old mystery of its disappearance.The wreck of the U.S. Navy tugboat USS Conestoga is seen on sonar in at a depth of 185 feet in the waters of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in California. The wood deck and other upper features have collapsed into the hull due to corrosion and age.Marine growth covers the exterior. No human remains have been found.Conestoga was an US Navy tug, bound for American Samoa via Hawaii had departed from San Francisco Bay on 25 March 1921 and vanished with 56 men.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.Unraveling the mystery began in 2009, when NOAA found an uncharted likely shipwreck in 189 feet (57.6 meters) of water about three miles (five km) off Southeast Farallon Island, in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.The agency began an investigation in September 2014 and the ship was identified in October 2015.Investigators believe that the Conestoga sank as it tried to reach a protected cove on Southeast Farallon Island.


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