USS SPIEGEL GROVE LSD-32

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VIDEO

     

The USS Spiegel Grove LSD-32 was a 510 foot Thomaston Class dock landing ship. Launched in 1955 she served until 1989 and was selected for the artificial reef program. Towed to Key Largo, FL she was sunk with much fanfare in June 2002. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned and she capsized. A huge effort was mounted to right her, but tugs only managed to roll her over on her starboard side. The Spiegel Grove now lies in 125 fsw with her magnificent multi-blade screws easily reached.

(underwater images courtesy of SeaWolf Productions)


(l) Bow of the USS Spiegel Grove; (r) Spiegel Grove lies on her starboard side.


(l) View of the huge bows; (r) Anchor tackle.


(l) Terry inspects the port anchor hawespipe and chain; (r) Forward superstructure.


(l) Mooring line spools.; (r) Wardroom table.

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