Texas Clipper Now the Newest Artificial Reef in the US

by resolveadm on August 13, 2008

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The Texas Clipper awaiting its resting spot at the bottom of the Gulf of MexicoCeramic modules on deck of the Texas Clipper

Resolve Marine Group, Inc. recently sunk the 473 foot, 7,000 ton U.S.T.S. TEXAS CLIPPER. Built by Bethlehem Steel in 1944, she was first named the U.S.S. Queens, after the New York City borough. Over six decades, she sailed some 1.3 million miles, including to Japan in World War II. She was then named the S.S. Excambion and was used as a luxury liner. She was then reaquired by the federal government and then loaned to Texas A&M. For the next 30 years of her life she was a merchant marine training vessel for Texas A&M students.

The Texas Clipper on its way downTexas Clipper sinking listingTexas Clipper going under

The Texas Clipper is also the first vessel ever sunk with Resolve’s ceramic artificial reef modules. The modules are meant to replicate Antler Coral and will help the local marine life ecosystem. In fact, within 48 hours of her sinking, Pinfish were seen on her.

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