Saturday, July 13, 2024
Contact    |    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon  
Unexplained Mysteries
You are viewing: Home > News > Modern Mysteries > News story
Welcome Guest ( Login or Register )  
All ▾
Search Submit

Modern Mysteries

Wreck of long-lost tugboat found 95 years on

By T.K. Randall
March 24, 2016 · Comment icon 3 comments

The USS Conestoga. Image Credit: NOAA / US Naval History and Heritage Command
The USS Conestoga, which vanished without a trace in 1921, has finally been found near San Francisco.
The US Navy tug had been at the center of a maritime mystery spanning almost a century after it disappeared along with its entire crew during a routine voyage to American Samoa.

A major search and rescue operation was conducted in an attempt to locate the missing vessel but despite extensive efforts via both air and sea the Conestoga was eventually declared officially lost.

It wasn't until the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discovered an uncharted wreck off the coast of the Farallon Islands in 2009 that the case would resurface.
Now at last, following months of investigatory work, the organization has finally revealed that the wreckage, which was found in around 180ft of water, is indeed that of the enigmatic Conestoga.

New data recovered during the investigation, coupled with records from the time it disappeared, have indicated that the vessel sank in rough seas while attempting to reach a protected cove.

What ultimately became of the Conestoga's crew however continues to remain a mystery.

Source: NOAA | Comments (3)

Other news and articles
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Infernal Gnu 8 years ago
It's obvious that the crew were abducted by aliens.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Ganden 8 years ago
That pesky Bermuda Triangle is at it again, I see.
Comment icon #3 Posted by TOG 8 years ago
Rest well, shipmates.

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

Our new book is out now!
Book cover

The Unexplained Mysteries
Book of Weird News


Take a walk on the weird side with this compilation of some of the weirdest stories ever to grace the pages of a newspaper.

Click here to learn more

We need your help!
Patreon logo

Support us on Patreon


For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can gain access to a wide range of exclusive perks including our popular 'Lost Ghost Stories' series.

Click here to learn more

Top 10 trending mysteries
Recent news and articles