Diver Magazine Wreck Story Sidebar #3 Russian Destroyer
Cayman Brac “The Russian Destroyer”
|Cayman Brac - Reef Divers' crew prepare for a morning dive on the Russian Destroyer|
The Russian destroyer was actually a Russian Patrol Frigate based in Cuba. It was Patrol Vessel 356 until just before her sinking when she was named the Dive Captain Keith Tibbetts
Commissioned in 1984
Decommissioned in 1992
Sunk in 1996
Last passenger on ship – Jean Michelle Cousteau
Armament – Two 5” deck gun.
Reef Divers, Cayman Brac visit the Destroyer almost daily, and occasionally will dive her at night. The Cayman Aggressor live-aboard usually dives her weekly. When conditions are right, she can be dove from shore.
Reef Divers at Brac Reef Beach Resort
Full Story: http://stephenweirarticles.blogspot.ca/2012/08/cover-story-diver-magazine-september.html
YouTube Video of a dive on the Russian Destroyer by Stephen Weir http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=488399485515759859#editor/target=post;postID=7762470828866497744