Hermes

Bermuda,Caribbean

USCG Hermes was a Type B cutter built by Bath Iron Works Ltd, and was launched in February 1932. She entered service a few months later, and did service in the US Coast Guard until 1948. She changed owners and name several times before she ended up once again with her old name Hermes. Under a journey in 1983 to Cape Verde islands she experienced engine trouble and had to set sail for repairs at St. George. The cost for repairs turned out to be a bit too steep for the owners, and she was confiscated by the local authorities to cover the bill. She was handed over to the Bermuda Diving Association in 1984, and  was scuttled outside Bermuda as an artificial reef and dive target 15. May 1985. The wreck rest today about one nautical mile outside Horseshoe Bay on a depth of 22 meter.


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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