Florida Keys Dive Sites - Alexander's Wreck
(DE66), locally known as Alexander’s Wreck, was built as a U.S. Naval
Destroyer Escort in 1943 and was later converted to a High Speed
Transport. The vessel was being towed to deep water to be sunk by local
commercial salvor Chet Alexander as an artificial reef when it grounded
and broke up in a storm before it could be refloated. She lies 5 miles
west of Key West on a hard bottom in 25 feet of water.
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This page last updated: 01/04/2008