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The USS General Taylor

June 16th, 2014 by Piper Smith

The USS General Taylor was a transport ship that operated during WWII. She was retired in 1983 and sunk as an artificial reef in May of 2009. In fact, a group of banks and financiers right here in Key West bought the USS General Taylor and it was docked for a time at the East Quay Pier of the Key West Harbor. As a sunken ship, she is the largest artificial reef in the world, next to the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany.

A picture capturing the sinking of the USS General Taylor.

A picture capturing the sinking of the USS General Taylor.

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