Discovery of Legendary Warship Bear Confirmed Off Boston Coast

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The ship sank in 1963 while towing her to Philadelphia, where she was to be converted into a floating restaurant.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has confirmed that the wrecks discovered off the coast of Boston  are those of the legendary warship Bear

The ship’s wreckage was discovered in 2019, but only this year did the group of experts investigating the wrecks come to the conclusion that the ship is the Bear with “reasonable certainty.”

Port bow of discovered wreck showing coating patterns similar to the historical image of the Bear ship.

Built in Scotland in 1874, the Bear was acquired by the United States in 1884 for an expedition to the Arctic. The ship spent the next 40 years patrolling that area of ​​the planet and conducting search and rescue operations, in addition to other tasks. The Bear also served in two world wars and patrolled Alaskan waters for decades.

The ship sank in 1963 while towing her to Philadelphia, where she was to be converted into a floating restaurant.