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Sinking Ship In Grand Cayman

New Wreck for Grand Cayman

New Cayman WreckThe USS Kittiwake, a de-commissioned naval ship, was sunk 5 January on the north end of Grand Cayman’s world famous Seven Mile Beach, providing underwater enthusiasts of all skill levels with a new year-round diving destination that is both easy to access and a thrill to explore. The Kittiwake, 250 feet long and built in 1945, is the first US military vessel to be acquired by a foreign country. It was a submarine rescue ship in the US Navy during World War II, Korea and Vietnam and was decommissioned in 1994.

USS KittiwakeThe USS Kittiwake was originally commissioned as a Chanticleer-class submarine rescue ship in the United States Navy during World War II. Now it will join the MV Captain Keith Tibbets, a Russian Frigate sunk off the coast of Cayman Brac in 1996, as one of the greatest artificial reefs in the Caribbean...Read More

Check out the underwater footage (YouTube), courtesy of Sunset House

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Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
Sunset House 

Photos released by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism