The Ioannis P. Goulandris Shipwreck
New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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IOANNIS P. GOULANDRIS
The Ioannis P. Goulandris, sometimes referred to as the Junior, was
built in 1910 by Craig Taylor & Co., Ltd., Stockton, England.
Originally named Maria Stathatos, She was 362 feet long and 52 feet
On December 1, 1942,the Goulandris was en route from Virginia. to
Searsport, Maine. It was 10:30 PM and this ship as well as all other
vessels in the area were running without navigation lights in an
effort to make it harder for German U-Boats to find a target.
Because of this strategy, collisions were always feared, and this
night their fear turned into reality when the Panamanian freighter,
Intrepido, rammed the Goulandris.
Fortunately, all of the 31 crew were rescued by the Intrepido, but
the Goulandris slipped beneath the surface into the deep dark water
known as the Mud Hole.
The Ioannis P. Goulandris now lies in 195 to 200 feet of water. She
has remained completely intact but rests in an area known for its
poor visibility. This wreck is too deep for most sport divers but is
visited on occasion by experienced deep divers. This is a two
Ioannis P. Goulandris. Photo Courtesy Capt. George Hoffman
Porthole from the Ioannis P. Goulandris. Photo Courtesy Capt. George Hoffman.
Helm from the Ioannis P. Goulandris. Photo Courtesy Capt. George Hoffman
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