I am a former crew member of the USS Kittiwake from 1981-1985 and I can think of no greater honour for her than to become an artificial reef.
She was conceived as a rescue ship, saving the lives of trapped submariners. Though thankfully she never had to perform her mission, she stood ready to answer any call.
Now she will again bring life and shelter as she did to the men that served aboard her. Fair winds and following seas.
Lorne Elliott – Norfolk, VA