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Alexander Von Humbolt II,Named for the Oceanographer, Photo by Hans George Schroder
USS PUEBLO IS MISSING
On Jan. 23, 1968, the USS Pueblo, a Navy intelligence-gathering ship, was captured by North Korea.
One person from each side of the battle died, and the 83 crew members were tortured and starved for 11 months, until the ship's commander, Capt. Lloyd Bucher, "confessed," although his confession contained a pun.
The ship remained in North Korea, which eventually docked it near Pyongyang, and turned it into a tourist attraction. Visitors can take a tour of the ship, and then watch a 20-minute video officials filmed of the North Korean view of the capture.
In recent months there have been a number of diplomatic attempts to repatriate the vessel to the United States. Now the ship is missing from its tourist attraction berth without explanation.