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Seabed Image of the HMCS Yukon

Seabed Image of the HMCS Yukon


In 2000, the San Diego Oceans Foundation completed their project of the acquisition, preparation, and sinking of the decommissioned Canadian warship HMCS YUKON to serve as an artificial reef and scuba diving attraction. She is resting on her port side in 100 feet of water just 1.85 miles west of Mission Beach.

Rig/Type: Canadian Mackenzie Class destroyer escort

Date of Sinking: July 14th, 2000

Built: Launched 27 July 1961 by Burrard Dry Dock & Shipbuilding

Cause of Sinking: Foundered on night before schedule sinking

Hull Construction: Steel

Location: Off Mission Bay, San Diego

Cargo: None

Coordinates: 32 46.80N 117 17.12W

Length: 366' Breadth: 42' Tons: 2,380

Depth: 100' Visibility: 15-40'



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