The Okinawa has sunk!

Okinawa (LT-1970)

LT-1970 tows USS Cassin Young (DD-793) through the Cape Cod Canal on her transfer from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard to the Charlestown Navy Yard in June 1978. (National Park Service photograph, Boston National Historical Park Collection)


U.S. Army tug LT-1970 tows USS Cassin Young (DD-793) from Philadelphia to Boston in June 1978 following the destroyer’s loan to the National Park Service as a memorial ship. The move of the vessel was undertaken as an Army Reserve training exercise. (Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTC-1662)

Donate: Shipwreck Park

The Okinawa began life in 1953 as an Army tug boat and was named in commemoration of the 1945 WWII Pacific battle by the same name.
Shipwreck Park seeks to sink the Okinawa, placing her among other shipwrecks as the Park’s newest diving
attraction on this magnificent artificial reef system.

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