General Hoyt S. Vandenberg

Florida,North America

General Hoyt S. Vandenberg was built as a transport ship for US Navy in 1943, and transported troops to the Pacific under world war two. She was stricken in the US Navy lists in 1958 and transferred to US Air force as a rocket and instrumentation ship in 1963. She did service in the air force until 1983. After many years laid up and out of service she was scuttled 1,5 nautical miles south of Key West in Florida 27.May 2009 as an artificial reef. The wreck rest on a depth of 15 to 43 meter.

Former names:
General Hoyt S Vandenberg
USS General Harry Taylor,
522,1 x 71,6 x ? f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
12848 grt Richmond ( US ) 1943 ( US )

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

Picture: General Hoyt S Vandenberg
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