Diving the Hogan Wreck
USS Hogan was a Wickes-class destroyer commissioned in 1919. During WWII, she served as a minesweeper and coastal convoy ship. In November of 1945, she was used as a target ship for firing tests and sank.
Located south of the Point Loma peninsula on the US-Mexican border, the Hogan wreck rests just far enough from the San Diego dive boats to make it a real treat to dive. The Hogan wreck is covered in fish, most notably lingcod, and is home to a number of wolf eels. Coming up the anchor line after your dive, you might get a visit from a sea lion, if you're lucky, and because the site is subject to open ocean currents, pelagic species like jellyfish sometimes grace the wreck.
Originally 314 feet long, the ship now rests in about 125 feet of water in a number of pieces. Her bow section rests on its starboard side and her stern sits upright. Most of the structure is collapsed; you can expect a consistent 125-foot dive forward of the stern section, which has the most relief of the whole site.