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USS HOGAN ~ 130 FSW

USS Hogan was a Wickes-class destroyer commissioned in 1919. During WWII, she served as a minesweeper and coastal convoy ship.

USS Hogan (DD-178) was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was launched by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 12 April 1919. The remainder of her service Hogan assisted U.S. battleships in conducting torpedo firing exercises in the Pacific. She decommissioned at San Diego on 27 May 1922.

Recommissioned 7 August 1940, Hogan underwent conversion to a high-speed minesweeper at Mare Island and reclassified DMS-6. Her activity up to World War II consisted mainly of intensified minesweeper training and patrol duty in the Caribbean and along the Eastern Coast and served at Iwo Jima.

The USS Hogan received six battle stars for World War II service. In November of 1945, she was used as a target ship for firing tests and sank.

Located south of the Point Loma peninsula on the US-Mexican border, the Hogan wreck rests just far enough from the San Diego dive boats to make it a real treat to dive. The Hogan wreck is covered in fish, most notably lingcod, and is home to a number of wolf eels. Coming up the anchor line after your dive, you might get a visit from a sea lion if you’re lucky.

Originally 314 feet long, the ship now rests in about 125 feet of water in a number of pieces. Her bow section rests on its starboard side and her stern sits upright. Most of the structure is collapsed; you can expect a consistent 125-foot dive forward of the stern section, which has the most relief of the whole site.

USS Hogan: ~130 FSW