USS Conestoga

The officers and crew of USS Conestoga, in San Diego, California in 1921. Lost for 95 years, the tug was discovered in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary off San Francisco. Credit: Naval Historical Center Photograph NH 71503

The officers and crew of USS Conestoga, in San Diego, California in 1921. Lost for 95 years, the tug was discovered in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary off San Francisco. Credit: Naval Historical Center Photograph NH 71503

The mystery of the missing USS Conestoga is solved

From website of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce

March 23, 2016 – UPDATED: March 25, 2016.

NOAA and the U.S. Navy have announced their discovery of the USS Conestoga (AT 54) in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary off San Francisco, 95 years after the Navy seagoing fleet tugboat disappeared with 56 officers and sailors on board.

Full Story on the NOAA website at http://www.noaa.gov/mystery-missing-uss-conestoga-solved

 

Your Earth Is Blue: USS Conestoga: Lost and Found

James Delgado, Director of Maritime Heritage for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, explains the importance of the discovery of the USS Conestoga.

By | 2016-12-05T22:22:27+00:00 April 8, 2016|NOAA, Shipwreck Discoveries, U.S. Navy|