Navy Boat Found After a Century


A team of government researchers has found a U.S. Navy tugboat that sank nearly a century ago off the coast of San Francisco.

The boat, which left for Pearl Harbor in March 1921 and was dubbed the USS Conestoga, had a 56-man crew. The resulting search covered hundreds of thousands of square miles. It was the biggest search of its kind for its time, the Associated Press reported. The boat was finally found about 30 miles away from the coast.

The Navy and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the find in the middle of an effort to map about 300 shipwrecks off the coast of San Francisco Read more.