(underwater images courtesy of
The HMCS Yukon was a
Canadian Mackenzie Class Destroyer launched in 1963. Yukon is 366 feet
long and has a beam of 42 feet. The vessel was sunk as an artifical reef
off San Diego, CA. on July 14th, 2000 and is the premiere dive in "Wreck
Alley". The 2.380 ton vessel was extensively prepared for divers by
removing hatches and cutting holes in the hull. Unfortunately this
caused the vessel sink the night before its planned scuttling and
resulted in her landing on her port side in 105 FSW. Many of the access
holes are labeled on the wreck and dives can be planned with
published deck plans.
(l) Bow of HMCS Yukon covered in white
White biota-anemones are rare but found on the Yukon.
(l) Barrels of the forward turret (they are actually light poles); (r) View from
above the turret.
(l) The entire wreck is marked with location signs; (r) Position "Milt's Tilt".