USS Mohawk Memorial Reef

On Monday, July 2, the World War II warship U.S.S. Mohawk CGC was deployed to its final resting place 90 feet under water, roughly 28 nautical miles off of Sanibel Island on Florida’s southwest coast, creating the first Veterans Memorial Reef dedicated to all U.S. veterans using a military ship. The official name of the reef will be the U.S.S. Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef.


The official coordinates are N26 33.075’ , W82 43.481’

• Depth: 90 Feet
• Highest Relief: 60 Feet
• Distance: 30 Miles Off Coast of Fort Myers
• Oriented Upright: Bow Faces East
• 2 Moorings: Bow and Stern
• Beam: 36 Feet
• Length: 165 Feet

Dive Points of Interest

• 3″ Replica .50 Caliber Guns: Both Bow and Stern
• Engine Room: 1800 Horsepower Fairbanks-Morse Diesel
• Smoke Stack: Traversable and Descends to the Engine Room
• Propeller: 10 Foot in Diameter

Overview

Category: Archaeological Site, Boat Tours, Historic Attraction, Memorial/Monument, Protected Species Habitat

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