The Hermes is Bermuda's most popular wreck dive because this USCG buoy tender is still fully intact. Built in Pennsylvania in 1943, the small ship is 165 feet long, with a displacement of 825 tons. She was en route to the Cape Verde Islands when she experienced engine trouble near Bermuda. She was eventually abandoned by her crew because repairs were estimated to cost more than the ship was worth. In 1984, the derelict ship became an artificial reef. She lies one mile offshore at Horseshoe Bay. The small ship sits upright in 80 feet of water with her mast pointing toward the surface. She is exceptionally photogenic because of excellent visibility in the area and visitors can examine her engines, galley, cargohold, pilothouse, deck winch and propeller.
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