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C-53 Wreck - Mexico

General Felipe Xicoténcatl (C53)

USS Scuffle (AM-298) was an Admirable-classminesweeper built for the U.S. Navy. She was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation and five battle stars for service in the Pacific during World War II. She was decommissioned in June 1946 . In October 1962, she was sold to Mexico and later renamed. General Felipe Xicoténcatl (C53). Donated by the Secretary of the Navy of Mexico to be sunk and serve as an artificial reef. She now rests at a depth of 80 ft (24.3 m)off of Cozumel. (Smithsgold)