Go Back Report # 60


Figure 22: Drawing of UFO by Eyewitness J. Van Tiel 26

5.7  SS City of Almaco - November 8, 1959

The civilian ship SS City of Almaco was heading from Yokohama to Los Angeles and was located north of the Hawaiian Islands when a bright object was seen making a low arc and striking the water. The object was visible for 20° to 30° of arc and emitted at least 3 flashes. The object struck the water about four miles north of the ship's position. There were 3 witnesses to the sighting. The ship reacted by changing its course to cover the area but nothing was found.  

Blue Book Conclusion:     Meteor        

Note 26: Letter summarizing UFO sighting from Mr. J. Van Tiel (Jr. 2nd Officer of the Dutch ship M.V. Coolsingel) to ATIC. File is located in Blue Book Microfilm Roll #34 for case date of October 18, 1958.       

This reference: Blue Book UFO Reports by Ships at Sea by Tony Rullán, © 2002, p. 40.           


03. DATE-TIME GROUP: Local: Blank, GMT: 08/0825Z 

UFOCAT PRN - 32644

UFOCAT URN – 32644 (USAF) Blue Book files counted in official statistics, #10          

UFOCAT URN – NONE   Blue Book UFO Reports by Ships at Sea by Tony Rullán, © 2002, p. 40

Central Pacific Ocean – Hawaiian Islands

Yokohama, Japan         Latitude 35-27 N, Longitude 139-39 E (D-M)

Los Angeles                 Latitude 34-03-08 N, Longitude 118-14-34 W (D-M-S)

Hawaiian Islands         Latitude 24-00 N, Longitude 167-00 W (D-M)

Reference: Hawaiian Islands Gazetteer, prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., September 1956.  


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