Dive the largest artificial reef on the East Coast, the USS Arthur W Radford! Limited spots available in 2012!
The USS Arthur W Radford is the largest ship ever sunk on the East Coast
as an artificial reef. This wreck is an exciting addition to the local and national
dive industry. This wreck sits in approximately 140 feet of water with the top deck
of the ship around 70 feet deep allowing for the whole range of divers from recreational
to the technical diver. The USS Arthur Radford wreck is an awesome addition to the Maryland and Delaware Wreck Diver community!
USS Arthur W. Radford (DD-968) was a Spruance-class destroyer in the United States Navy.
She was named for Admiral Arthur W. Radford USN (1896–1973), the first naval officer to
hold the title of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
She was laid down by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries at Pascagoula,
Mississippi and launched on 21 March 1975, sponsored by Mrs. Arthur W. Radford, the widow
of the late admiral. She commissioned on 16 April 1977 and decommissioned on 18 March 2003, after serving 26 years.