Coast Guard ship missing for 100 years discovered off Pacific coast

In June of 1917, the Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch sank after colliding with a ship in a dense fog.

Now, 100 years later, NOAA has announced they found the remains of the ship: "That's the first artifact that we came to, very diagnostic of the Coast Guard McCulloch... basically just identified the shipwreck in 1 minute."

RELATED: WWII sunken ships in Australia

8 PHOTOS
WWII sunken ships in Australia
See Gallery
WWII sunken ships in Australia
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Before it sank, the ship had a 20-year career patrolling the Pacific Ocean, enforcing fur seal regulations, and even battled in the Spanish-American War.

The ship was discovered near the site of the collision in waters that can turn dangerous when there are high winds, big swells and fog.

The executive director of the Maritime Museum called the area "the graveyard of the Pacific."

While the ship has been found, the future of what will happen to the ship is unknown. For now, it will continue to rest on the ocean floor.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.