Captain Keith Tibbets

Grand Cayman Islands,Caribbean

Captain Keith Tibbets  was originally a Cuban anti submarine frigate built in Zelenodolsk in the Soviet Union in 1982. She was built under the so-called Project 1159T as the Soviet called these constructions, and she stood ready in 1983.  She was delivered to Cuba in August that same year, and did service in the navy until the mid 1990's. In 1996 she was bought by Cayman Island to be sunk as an artificial reef and to create a local dive attraction. Right before the sinking she was named after the local politician and business man Keith Tibbets. The wreck rest today approximately 200 meters from shore on a depth of 25 meter north of West End on Cayman Brac.

Former names:
Captain Keith Tibbets
SKR 471, 356 95,5 x 12,8 x 4,2 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1670 grt
Zelenodolsk ( RU )1982 George Town ( KY )

Picture: Koni class II frigate
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