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Moonstone - DE

Moonstone is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in DE. This dive site has an average rating of 5.00 out of 5 from 1 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 131-140ft/40-43m. The average visibility is 21-25ft/6-8m.

W.W.II patrol craft which sank due to collision with the USS Greer (DD-145) October 15, 1943.

Built: 1929.
Length: 171 ft.
Depth: 130-140 ft.

The Moonstone was originally commissioned the Lone Star, a luxury steel-hulled motor yacht sold to the U.S. Navy in 1941. This is the most intact of the deeper wrecks out of Indian River, although she started significant collapse in 1998. Still a very popular dive site, she sits upright in the sand and the engine room can be carefully accessed through the gash cleaved by the USS Greer. The 3-inch deck gun is the most awesome landmark. From 1998-2003, the gun was facing sideways, but as of the 2004 dive season, the port side collapsed as well, which resulted in the deck gun sitting upright again! The depth charges still sit in their racks on the fantail with the metal canisters eaten away with corrosion, but all the white explosive material exposed. . Local divers have pretty much pulled off the last of the portholes, but there is still plenty to enjoy.

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