Friday, March 25, 2016

USS Conestoga Found

On March 25, 1921, three years after the end of World War I, the USS Conestoga left Mare Island, California bound for American Samoa with 56 men. It was never heard from again

In 2014, the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Maritime Heritage Program investigated a multibeam sonar target detected in 2009 during a survey for NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary that was thought to be a shipwreck.  http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/news/press/2016/noaa-discovers-wreck-of-uss-conestoga.html

And yes it was the USS Conestoga.  It is now a military grave for 56 men.  Interesting story about it with a number of pictures located here;    http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/news/mar16/conestoga.html

and here   http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/news/press/conestoga/



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