Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Loss of USS San Diego (4 of 4)

180719-N-HS500-127
Title: Loss of USS San Diego (4 of 4)
Caption: Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 enter the water during a wreath-laying ceremony held on USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the USS San Diego (ACR 6). Believed to be caused by a German mine or torpedo, the armored cruiser sank in 28 minutes with the loss of six lives. The ceremony was organized by the Naval History and Heritage Command, which is responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of U.S. Naval history and heritage.
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