She was a passenger on board the Patriot, which sailed from Charleston, South Carolina to New York City on December 30, 1812, and was never heard of again. Spray was a derelict fishing boat refitted as an ocean cruiser by Joshua Slocum and used by him to complete the first ever single-handed circumnavigation of the world, between 18.1881 - The Ellen Austin on its voyage in 1881 came across another ship that was sailing without a single soul on board. In 1909, Slocum set sail from Vineyard Haven bound for Venezuela. 1918 - USS Cyclops: This navy ship disappearance resulted in the single largest loss of life in the history of the US Navy.
The plane's tank was full and the flying distance to Freeport was only 110 miles, so shortage of fuel was never a problem.
In a shocking incident of 1945, a whole bunch of five training flights that took off from Florida naval base under the leadership of an experienced captain, never returned to the base.
All are clueless as to what may have happened to it.
Midway through the flight Bob contacted the control tower at Miami to check the weather ahead.
The control tower reported that there was a severe storm ahead and advised him to take a detour to avoid the stormy belt.