USS Hornbill / PEACOCK / Spirit of America 

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A YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down, 17 November 1942 by Weaver Shipyards, Orange, TX; Launched, 27 November 1943; Completed and commissioned USS YMS-371, 29 February 1944; Named Hornbill and reclassified a Motor Minesweeper, AMS-19, 18 February 1947; Reclassified a Coastal Minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-19, 7 February 1955; Decommissioned in 1955; Struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1959

Sold 30 June 1960 and renamed Los Buscaderos;
 Sold in 1968 and renamed Peacock;
Renamed Spirit of America Sunk at:

Scorpion Achorage - Santa Cruz Island



Specifications:

Rig/Type

ex - WW2 Minesweeper

Cause of Sinking

Unknown

Length

136'

Breadth

24.4'

Cargo

None

Built

November 27, 1943 in Orange, Texas

Location

Scorpian Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island


The wreck lies upright in about 65 FSW of water with her stern pointing towards shore. Since she’s in an anchorage, the sandy dive site is quite well protected. All the structures have collapsed but there is relief off the bottom with numerous ledges and holes.


from: xtremescuba.com

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