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2016  AquaWoman DIVE

Destination: U.S.S. San Diego

Depth: 110'

Type: Armored cruiser, U.S. Navy Built: 1904, San Francisco USA, as U.S.S. California.

Specs: ( 503 x 70 ft ) 13680 ton displacement. On September 1, 1914, her name was changed from the U.S.S. California to the U.S.S. San Diego. An act of Congress reserved state names for battleships only. As the U.S.S. California, she served in the "Great White Fleet" circa 1908.   Sunk: Friday July 19, 1918 from explosion, probably struck a mine laid by U-156, officially 6 casualties. 

 

The wreck of the San Diego now lies in 110 feet of water, 9 miles south of Long Island, New York. The wreck has considerably deteriorated since this sketch was made and can be reached from the surface at a depth of approximately 70-75 feet.

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USS San Diego photographed January 28, 1915, while serving as flagship of the Pacific Fleet.