USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg Wreck in Key West, FL - 2009 & 2010 Footage

See the wreck right after it was sunk - then 14 months later! 2009 footage shot by Jerry J. Petru & 2010 footage shot by Margo Cavis. Produced by Digital Elves & Edited by Margo Cavis.

USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg was retired in 1983, and struck from the Naval Vessel Register in 1993, she was to be sunk as an artificial reef originally intended for the spring of 2008, but instead was placed under Federal Lien to be auctioned off for payment recovery in December 2008 at Norfolk Federal Court.

A group of banks and financiers from Key West bought the vessel off the auction block and it was docked at the East Quay Pier of Key West Harbor.

The ship was sunk May 27, 2009.

It is the second-largest artificial reef in the world.