NOAA to Survey Wreck of USS Bugara Submarine

The first archaeological survey of the wreck of a U.S. Navy submarine, the USS Bugara (SS 331), is set to begin on Friday, August 25, 2017.

Maritime archaeologists and scientists from NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the Ocean Exploration Trust, and the Navy, will conduct the survey using the remotely operated vehicle deployed from the exploration vessel (E/V) Nautilus.

The Bugara submarine, which  received three battle stars for its service in World War II, sunk in 1971 while being towed to a disposal site off Cape Flattery, Washington.

It now lies within NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary at the water depth of around 800 feet.

According to NOAA, there were no people aboard the submarine when it sunk.

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