USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg

Florida,USA

USS General Harry Taylor was a G.O Squier class transport ship laid down by Kaiser Shipbuilding Company in Richmond, and was launched in October 1943 for the US Navy. She was extensively used as a troop transport in the Pacific during world war two, and was stricken from the US Navy lists in 1958. She was transferred to the US Air force and assigned as a rocket and instrumentation ship in 1961 and was renamed General Hoyt S Vandenberg. She served in the air force until 1983 and was then laid up. She was deliberately scuttled as an artificial reef 1,5 nautical miles south of Key West in Florida 27. May 2009 . The wreck rest today on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 15 to 45 meter.


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General Hoyt S Vandenberg
USS General Harry Taylor AP145,
T-AGM-10
522,1 x 71,6 x 24,0 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
12848 grt Richmond ( US ) 1943 ( US )

24° 27' N 81° 44' W
( Source: Navy Memoryshop )

Picture: USNS General Hoyt S Vandenberg
Courtesy of US Navy, Public domain