Wreck Dives: USS Curb

USS Curb Key West

Sitting off Key West FL, this artificial reef is located at 180 feet in an upright position with her main decks falling between 130 and 160 feet depth.

This ship has no moorings or buoys so anchoring on her with a grappling hook is best. You’ll also need to consider the current as well, so use the USS Curb GPS coordinates provided below to help locate this Key West diving site. (Read more …)

USS Curb Key West Wiki

USS Curb (ARS-21) was an Diver-class rescue and salvage ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Her task was to come to the aid of stricken vessels.

USS Curb Key West

USS Curb Key West

Curb (ARS-21) was launched 24 April 1943 by Basalt Rock Company in Napa, California; sponsored by Mrs. H. Peterson; and commissioned 12 May 1944, Lieutenant C. Peterson, USNR, in command.

Curb was decommissioned 20 December 1946 and loaned to a private salvage firm 10 May 1947 and was returned for lay up in the Reserve Fleet (date unknown).

On 30 April 1981, she was struck from the Naval Register.

Final Disposition: scrapped, 23 February 1982, her hulk sunk as an artificial reef off Key West, Florida, 23 November 1983. (Wikipedia)

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