Wreck of legendary naval cutter USS Bear found off coast of Boston

The Bear served in two world wars, carried out daring Arctic rescues and was the first government ship with a Black captain

The wreck of a legendary US naval ship that served in two world wars, performed patrols in waters off Alaska for decades, and at one point was captained by the first Black man to command a government vessel has been found.

A wreck thought to be the USS Bear, which sank in 1963 about 260 miles (418km) east of Boston as it was being towed to Philadelphia, where it was going to be converted into a floating restaurant, was located in 2019.

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