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FLORIDA KEYS Shipwrecks USS Kendrick Wreck Key West
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The Divers Guide to Shipwrecks around the State of Florida and the Florida Keys. Includes over 240 illustrations comprised of 151 color photos, 83 black and white historical images, 8 dynamic u/w sketches.
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U.S.S. KENDRICK Key West

The Bristol class destroyer U.S.S. Kendrick, DD-612, was launched on April 2, 1942, and commissioned on September 12, 1942. She was 348.4 feet long, had a 36 foot beam and a twelve foot draft. On September 2, 1943, a German dive bomber launched two torpedoes before being shot down by the Kendrick's gunners. One torpedo hit the Kendrick's rudder, damaging her steering compartment. After repairs the Kendrick provided gunfire in support of troops advancing against the Germans in Italy. The Kendrick received three battle stars for her World War II service. She was decommissioned on March 31, 1947. She was sunk by the Navy as an experiment in March of 1968, ten miles out of Key West. 

According to Billy Deans, she now sits in 325 feet of water and rises to within 250 feet of the surface. Billy goes on to say that the wreck sits east to west, is intact and has a hole on her starboard side. Due to her depth, this is not a wreck for sport divers and should only be explored by highly experienced professional divers using mixed gas to breath.

Basic shipwreck information and images for this section of this site was taken with permission from the book Florida Shipwrecks by Daniel Berg. You are invited to submit your shipwreck related articles, images and information. As long as the text, photographs, sketches etc are of professional quality we will showcase them. Full credit will be provided and a same page link to your web site can be arranged.
 

 
 
 
 
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The Divers Guide to Shipwrecks around the State of Florida and the Florida Keys,

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By Dan and Denise Berg, 180 pages. Shipwrecks are an important complement to the natural coral reefs as a sport diving attraction in Florida. From the barley discernable ballast piles of the 1733 fleet to the almost perfectly intact modern ships sunk specifically as artificial reefs throughout the state, shipwrecks inspire an aura of mystery and fascination. Florida Shipwrecks is the most comprehensive, accurate, illustrated collection of information, photographs, sketches and stories ever written about the shipwrecks around the state of Florida. This downloadable ebook contains a wealth of enlightening information that gives the readers a nostalgic glimpse into the history and present condition of over 235 shipwrecks. Florida Shipwrecks includes over 240 illustrations comprised of 151 color photos, 83 black and white historical images, 8 dynamic u/w sketches. Divers , snorkelers, marine historians, armchair sailors or anyone with a general interest in history diving or the sea will surely find this ebook fascinating, as well as indispensable.

 

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