Friday, July 16, 2010

Sub for a Reef

Submarine to be Sunk Off Mission Bay to Create a Reef

A Soviet-era submarine on display at the San Diego Maritime Museum will join the HMCS Yukon as a dive reef off Mission Bay.

"We are proud to announce this new agreement on the 10th anniversary of the sinking of the Yukon, which has proven the economic and environmental value of man-made reefs," he said.

It wasn't immediately clear when the Foxtrot, which has been in the museum's fleet since 2004, would be sunk.

The 300-foot long diesel-electric submarine served for 20 years during the 1970s and 80s to track U.S. and NATO shipping, according to the museum. It was one of the longest conventional subs ever built.

The B-39 was decommissioned in 1994 and sold to a private group a year later.

The rest of the article here.

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