Vought F4U Corsair in San Diego

After diving the USS Hogan, we decided to investigate a potential new site that Tyler had coordinates for. The depth sonar showed a blip so Tyler put on his doubles for a quick look. It turns out it was a large “mushroom” anchor. Oh well.

We then motored to a site where a Corsair was recently found. I think we were only the third set of divers that had been on the wreck. The plane has not yet been identified. I’ve always thought that the Corsair was a very cool airplane and I think my fascination began when I used to watch the TV show Baa Baa Black Sheep. I think that they are a very cool looking airplane with the cockpit behind the wings:

The wreck is in about 130 feet of water and the engine is separated from what is left of the fuselage by about 50 feet. Similar to the USS Hogan, we had great conditions with good visibility deep after you get through the “pea soup” on the surface.

Below are some pictures of the engine:

Here are a few photos of the wings and what is left of the fuselage along with my buddies on the dive, DJ Mansfield and Tyler Stalter.

Below are some pictures of what is left of the fuselage and wings.

Here is a final picture that gives a perspective of what is left of the plane

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