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The USS Lanikai was a huge schooner that became famous because of the movie Hurricane starring Jon Hall and Dorothy Lamour.

Name Dive Site:USS Lanikai
Depth: 27-31m (88-101ft)
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Lanikai, a schooner-rigged diesel powered yacht built in 1914 at East Oakland, Calif., was taken over by the Navy at Cavite Navy Yard, Philippine Islands, under charter from Luzon Stevedoring Co., Inc., 5 December 1941; and commissioned the same day, Lt. Kemp Tolley in command. It was sold in early 1937 to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios for use in making Hurricane, starring Jon Hall and Dorothy Lamour. Following completion of the film, Lanikai was used as the MGM yacht.



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