Spiegel Grove sinking

Date: 1/8/2002

The USS Spiegel Grove is a Landing Ship Dock, which has been finally put to rest after it unexpectedly sank before explosives could be fired. It is now the largest vessel ever intentionally sunk as an artificial reef. She is 155.5 metres (510 feet) in length, 25.5 metres (84 feet) wide.

She resides at a depth of 39.6 metres (130 feet) near Dixie Shoals in Key Largo.

Lying on her starboard side, she provides a fantastic dive.

Most of the Spiegel Grove can be explored at depths of 15-26 metres (50-85 feet).

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