Hermes

Bermuda,Caribbean

The cutter USCG Hermes did service in the US Coast Guard from 1932 to 1948. She was later sold and changed names a few times before she ended up again with her old name Hermes.  Under a journey in 1983 to Cape Verde islands she got engine trouble and sailed for repairs at St.George. The cost for repairs turned out to be a bit too high for the company, and she was confiscated to cover the loss. She was later scuttled outside Bermuda as an artificial reef and dive site 15.May 1985. The wreck rest approx one nautical mile outside Horseshoe Bay on a depth of 22 meter.


Name:
Former names:
Dimensions:
Hermes USCG Hermes, WPC-109,
Brava Fogo
50,3 x 7,2 x 2,3 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
825 grt
Bath ( USA ) 1932 ( BM )



Picture: USCG Hermes
Courtesy of US Naval Institute


Notes:
Built: Bath Iron Works Ltd, Maine.
Launched February 1932, type B cutter

Sold 1958 for civil duty. Handed over for
1usd to
Bermuda Diving association in 1984