Richmond CA shipwreck

Unknown shipwreck, possibly sunk as part of a breakwater, just north of the Richmond - San Rafel bridge
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@ 2012-10-08 13:41:13
Hey, its been two years. Welcome back. Cool post and pics, too.
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@ 2017-09-04 13:34:15
My research has revealed it is a coast guard cutter which is a sister ship to the USS Potomac . BTW there is a second wreck located right next to this one. - possibly a wreck of one of the ferry boats? You can only see it a very low tide. Some satellite shots of the area reveal the ghostly outline of this second wreck.
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@ 2017-09-04 15:09:52
@anonymus, If true, that's a big deal (in my world anyway, pretty sure no one else cares ;) )!

Can you share your source for that?
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@ 2018-03-13 15:57:49
I found this listed in an interactive shipwreck map of California Shipwrecks [arcgis dot com] listed as the Sidewheel Steamboat, "City of San Raphael" Year Built: 1924; Year Sunk: 1943.
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@ 2018-03-17 16:29:09
@anonymous, there are at least two two other wrecks towards the shore from this one and I think one of them is the City of San Rafael. The lines on this just aren't consistent with a Sidewheeler. Thanks for the info and the link though. It's always nice when you can put a name to a wreck!
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@ 2018-12-28 03:25:27
To the anonymous poster who said she was a sistership of the Potomac, you are correct.

This is the wreck of the US Coast guard patrol boat Hermes WPC109. She was built by the Bath Iron Works in Maine and launched February 23, 1932. She served in the Pacific during WW2 and was decommissioned in Hawaii in 1948. A decade later she was sold in Alameda CA for scrap and towed to Richmond where she was sunk as part of a breakwater.