Sunday, November 6, 2016

Missing Cold War Nuclear Bomb Found Off The Coast Of British Colombia, Canada?

A Mark IV "Fat Man" bomb went missing after a plane crash over northwest B.C. in 1950. (Wikimedia Commons)

CBC: UFO? Lost Cold War nuclear weapon? Canada's navy to investigate object found off B.C. coast

Army records indicate diver may have found bomb lost by the U.S. Air Force in 1950

The Royal Canadian Navy is sending a ship to determine if a diver has discovered "the lost nuke" — a Mark IV bomb that went missing after a U.S. bomber crashed off B.C.'s North Coast in the early days of the Cold War.

Sean Smyrichinsky found the mystery object during a recent diving trip near Banks Island.

"I got a little far from my boat and I found something that I'd never ever seen before," he recalled. "It resembled, like, a bagel cut in half, and then around the bagel these bolts molded into it."

When he got back to the ship he tried to describe the object to his crew.

"I came out from the dive and I came up and I started telling my crew, 'My god, I found a UFO. I found the strangest thing I'd ever seen!'"

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More News On The Possibility That A Missing Cold War Nuclear Bomb has been Found Off the Coast of British Colombia

Diver may have found 'lost nuke' missing since cold war off Canada coast -- The Guardian
Diver finds object that could be 'lost nuke' missing since Cold War -- The Independent
Sunken Treasure? Canadian Diver May Have Found Missing Cold War Era Nuke -- Sputnik
Canadian army interested in old nuke that may have been found off Haida Gwaii -- Calgary Sun/Vancouver Sun

WNU Editor: A few days ago a commentator remarked that a missing nuclear bomb may have been found off the coast of BC. (I think it was you Jay who gave me a heads-up on this story). Honestly .... I thought it was a joke .... until tonight.


Jay Farquharson said...

A little brass polish, some bondo, a few minor repairs, and it will be "good to go".

Si-vis-pasen- said...

A mark 15 was found of the cost of Georgia I don't think is the same history it was also lost on the late 50's.

Dave Goldstein said...

I've seen most old casings. I live in New Mexico. They are all over the place except for Mark IV's. I have never seen one. The Air Force will want it back.

Anonymous said...

I hope the diver wasn't planning to have children.

Jay Farquharson said...

The USAF "reports" on the accident are all over the map. Some say:

- it was an inert "dummy bomb"
- it was a real bomb, but had it's plutonium core pulled and an inert lead core installed while in the air, ( no plutonium core was recovered)
- it had it's implosion explosives dentonated after jettsioning, ( but the diver saw the shaped charges)
- it had U235, not a "dummy bomb", ( which fits a real bomb description and matches what the diver saw).