Rockeater

South Africa

FS-168 was built by Higgins Industries in New Orleans as a coastal freighter for US Army, and was launched in 1944. She was commissioned the same year and was manned by US Coast guard personnel. In 1964 she was refitted to a mineral sampling vessel and sold to Ocean Science & Engineering in Cape Town, where she was renamed to Rockeater. She was decommissioned in 1972, and rigged down to prepared her as an artificial reef. She was scuttled in Smitswinkel Bay outside Cape Town 15. December 1972. The wreck rest today on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 28 to 35 meter. Also see the wrecks of SAS Good Hope and her sister ship SAS Transvaal.


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Dimensions:
Rockeater
FS-168
65,0 x 12,0 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
604 grt
New Orleans ( US ) 1944
Cape Town ( SA )

S 34°16.135 E 018°28.855
( Source: Wiki Travel )



Last updated: January 2021