A hundred years after the Coast Guard cutter McCulloch sank in the Pacific off California, the Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said they had found the wreck.
The discovery was announced Tuesday — June 13, the date when the ship sank in 1917 after it collided with the passenger steamship SS Governor. The crew of the McCulloch was rescued, but the ship was lost.
NOAA and the Coast Guard found the wreck during a joint remotely operated vehicle training mission off Point Conception in October.
This video by CBS SF Bay Area has more:
The ship, which lies on its port side, is more than 300 feet below the surface. During the dives the ROV team found the cutter’s 11-foot propeller; steam engine; anchor windlass and capstan; one of its four six-pounder, rapid-firing guns and an assortment of other artifacts.