(underwater images courtesy of
Sturtevant DD-240 was 314 foot Clemson Class destroyer built in 1919.
Decommissioned in 1931, she was brought back into service as a convoy
escort at the start of World War II. While on patrol north of Key West,
FL she had the misfortune of blundering into a recently laid minefield
and was sunk in 60 fsw. The wreck is now broken into several sections
and is home to much marine life.
(l) Bows of USS Sturtevant; (r) The current
(l) Gun tub and splash combing; (r) Interior side of hull.
(l) Split shell plate.; (r) A group of the many jewfish.
(l) Inside the amidships superstructure; (r) Remains of the turbine reduction