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0705-G1/Y/MSN3

Location 24 59.71    80 22.77
Approx. 6 nautical miles offshore, near Molasses Reef tower
 
Markers 2 buoys
Depth   Experience Level:   Advanced
History Built in 1937. She is 327 feet long, with a 41 foot beam. She served in patrols and convoy escort duties during WW II, and joined in the battle for Okinawa in 1945. The Bibb served in Vietnam but her real legacy, like the Duane, is the Bibb's record of heroic rescues, many conducted under the worst possible conditions. Sunk in 1987 as an artificial reef.
Present Condition Lies on her side on a 130' bottom, good condition
Sea Life barracuda, jewfish, cobia, turtles, amberjacks
Risks/
Warnings
Strong current and depth, experienced dive master recommended. Use buoy lines
for ascent/descent due to ripping current. Penetration is not recommended due to the strong possibility of disorientation or entanglement from loose wiring.
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This page last updated: 01/05/2008