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USS MOONSTONE

The diesel powered steel hulled patrol craft Moonstone was built in 1929 and originally named Lone Star. She was 171 feet long had a 26 foot beam and displaced 469 gross tons. The vessel was built as a luxury yacht. In 1941 she was sold to the US Navy and converted into a patrol boat. On October 15, 1943the Moonstone was navigating through thick fog when she was in a collision with the USS Greer. Both vessels had been running with no lights in an effort to avoid detection from U-boats. The Greer had smashed a huge hole in the Moonstone. The patrol Craft did not stand a chance. She went down within five minutes. Today the Moonstone sits upright in 130 feet of water.

Remember penetration into any shipwreck should only be done by those with proper training, experience and wreck diving equipment. Scuba equipment like powerful dive lights, navigation reels, dive knives as well as redundant air supply like a pony bottle or doubles are standard gear for wreck divers.

Courtesy George Hoffman.

Photo by Mike DeCamp


 
 

   
 
 
 
 

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