USS Palawan


USS Palawan was built at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company in Baltimore, and was launched in August 1944. She did service for the US Navy as a repair ship under second world war in the Pacific, and was stricken from the navy list in 1963. After years being laid up she was sold to State of California in 1976. The year after she was stripped of engines and the superstructure dismantled, and scuttled as an artificial reef outside Los Angeles. The wreck rest today on a depth of 30 to 38 meter outside Redondo Beach, near Palos Verde.

Former names:
USS Palawan
ARG-10 441,6 x 56,1 x 23 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
7210 grt Baltimore ( US ) 1944 ( US )
GPS: 33° 49.180' N 118° 24.988' W
( Source: Malibu Divers )

Picture: USS Palawan in 1944
Courtesy of Navsource & David Nixon