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 USS Mohawk CGC

Veterans Memorial Reef    

 

Coordinates N26 33.075’ , W82 43.481’

The USCGC Mohawk WPG-78 launched in 1934, retired to its final resting place in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday July 2nd, 2012.

The ship, which had been docked in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., was towed some 30 miles off of Sanibel Island before being scuttled in 90 ft of water by six strategically placed charges meant to allow it to rest upright.

The 165-foot vessel played a part in World War II combat operations, serving U.S. naval forces in the North Atlantic; during the war the ship was named the USS Mohawk CGC.

In order to ensure no negative environmental impacts from its aging equipment, experts cleaned and prepared the ship prior to sending it on its last voyage. The USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef is the first military ship artificial reef to be a dedicated memorial to all United States veterans.

For the latest Mohawk information see the Mohawk Facebook Page Link below:

http://www.facebook.com/USSMohawk

To see a brief history of the Mohawk check out the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPxSA2L5Nck&feature=share