Workers prepare to sink the USS Mohawk off of Fort Myers Beach on Monday July 2, 2012. After the initial explosion around 12 PM, it took around three and half minutes to sink the boat. The former World War II boat will serve as an artificial reef. The boat was built in 1934 for the Coast Guard. The ship is 165 feet in length. The ship served in World War II and was involved in 14 attacks against Nazi Submarines on the Atlantic Ocean.