Tragedy at Honda

The year was 1923.  On a foggy September night seven Naval Destroyers went aground off Pt. Pedernales, known locally as Honda Point.  Assuming they were entering the Santa Barbara Channel, the ships turned left directly into the rocky coastline.  In reality the ships were far north of the entrance to the channel.  Visit the links below for photos and more information:

 

http://www.hazegray.org/features/honda/

https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/

http://cawreckdivers.org/Wrecks/Honda.htm

 

 

The following pictures of the navy ships that wrecked at Honda Point in 1923 were taken by Charles Davis. Thanks to Doreen Ross for sharing these pictures of the naval ship disaster at Honda Point.  If you have any that can be added please contact lompochistory@gmail.com , we will be happy to add them to this site.