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The Ioannis P. Goulandris 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 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 wide.

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 dive knife dive.

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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