14 November 1973
(The Register, Santa Ana, California (not Pascagoula, Mississippi))
Source: Water UFO (waterufo.net) (Carl W. Feindt)
Quote from the article:
“As a first step in an apparently highly serious operation to determine the cause and nature of a submerged, metallic, beam-emitting, disappearing-reappearing, course-changing object seen maneuvering Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, in the Pascagoula River, the U.S. Navy Friday dispatched to the site of the mystery Lt. Cmdr. Craig Dorman of the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory at Panama City, Florida. These columnists learned Monday that this Navy concern stems from the proximity of the observations to the Navy nuclear shipbuilding activities approximately 200 yards away.
In a comprehensive report being written by Dorman and to be released next week, the Navy is expected to disclose that it has absolutely no idea what the object is (or was) in the Pascagoula River.”
Satellite photo of Pascagoula, Mississippi (tageo.com)