USS Kittywake

Grand Cayman Island,Caribbean

USS Kittywake was laid down as a submarine rescue vessel by Savannah Machine & Foundry Company, and was launched in July 1945 for US Navy. She was commissioned in July 1946 and stayed in active service until September 1994. In 2008 she was transferred to the authorities in Cayman Island, designated to be sunk as an artificial reef the year after. After being rigged down and prepared, she was finally scuttled outside Cayman Island 5. January 2011. The wreck rest today at Seven Mile Beach at West Bay on a depth of approximately 5 to 20 meter close to shore.

Former names:
USS Kittywake
251,4 x 42,0 x 14,3 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1780 displ ( std )
Savannah ( USA ) 1945 George Town ( KY )
19.3619 N 81.40121 W
Picture: USS Kittyhawk
Courtesy of US Navy & Tom Langford