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The Chaparra Shipwreck  New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
Historical and current New York and New Jersey Shipwreck Information and images for scuba divers and fisherman.

The steel hulled Cuban freighter Chaparra built in 1906. She was 249 feet long had a 38 foot beam and displaced 1,510 tons.

On October 27, 1918the Chaparra was en-route from Havanna to New York with a cargo of sugar. Like the San Saba she hit a mine laid by the U-117. The Chaparra went down fast. Twenty three of her crew survived but the vessel did take six to a watery grave. The survivors rowed for almost a day before reaching Barnegate Light.

Today the wreck, which is also known as the Offshore Barge, sits on her port side, in 90 feet of water. According to diver Dave Keller the wreck has a debris field running the length of the wreck and is usually an excellent lobster dive. 26847.6 43239.9

Chaparra Shipwreck. Wreck Valley Collection.

Chaparra Shipwreck. Wreck Valley Collection.







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