General Felipe Xicotencatl

Mexico,Caribbean

USS Scuffle was an Admirable class minesweeper laid down by Winslow Marine Railway & Shipbuilding Company in Seattle May1943. She was launched three months later and was commissioned in May 1944. She did service in the Pacific during World War Two where she earned five Battle Stars. She was transferred to the Reserve fleet in 1946, and in October 1962 she was sold to the Mexican Navy and renamed General Felipe Xicoténcatl. She was scuttled in 1999 as an artificial reef and dive attraction outside Consumel in Mexico. The wreck rest today on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of approximately 15 to 23 meter outside Chankanaab Park.


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General Felipe Xicoténcatl
USS Scuffle, MSF-298, C 53 184,6 x 33,0 x 9,9 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
650 displ
Seattle ( USA ) 1943 ( MX )


Picture: MSF-240, sister ship of USS Scuffle
Courtesy of Navsource