Navy Hunts Mystery
Sub Sighted Off Florida Shore
16 (AP) -- The Coast Guard sighted an unidentified submarine only 30 miles
from the Air Force's huge guided missile center at Cocoa, Fla., today. The
Navy threw an anti-submarine squadron into a search for the mystery vessel.
The Coast Guard said one of its
cutters sighted the submarine about 10 miles off Fort Pierce on the Florida
east coast. The submarine submerged when a 30-foot Coast Guard boat
approached within a mile of it, the officer said.
The submarine was first seen
around 5 a. m., the Coast Guard said. Officers noted a "red glow" in its
conning tower and a light in the superstructure.
An officer at the Jacksonville
Naval Air Station said the Navy had sent an anti-submarine squadron into a
search for the sub. But he would not reveal the number of planes engaged.
The Navy spokesman also said he
did not believe it was known if the submarine had been identified as friendly
"We have three squadrons available
to carry out such missions," the spokesman said. "But I don't feel
free to release information concerning the number of planes we're using nor
the extent of the area being covered."
This reference: Wilmington Morning
News, Wilmington, Delaware, Thursday, February 17, 1955, p. 21, c. 3-5
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
North America – United States, Florida, Brevard. Body of
water is the Atlantic Ocean.
28-23-10 N, Longitude 80-44-31 W (D-M-S)
Pierce Latitude 27-27
N, Longitude 80-20 W (D-M)
(Beach) Latitude 30-18 N, Longitude
Reference: The National Gazetteer
of the United States of America, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in
cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C., 1990