The Jacob M Haskell Shipwreck
New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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JACOB M HASKELL
The Jacob M. Haskell was a 226 foot wood and steel hulled four
masted schooner. She was built in Rockland Maine in 1901 and
displaced 1,778 tons.
On June 2, 1918 the Jacob Haskel was en-route from Boston to Norfolk
Virginia with an unknown cargo. The German U-Boat U-151 fired her
deck guns at the Haskel. The German cannon convinced the Haskell's
Captain to heave to. German officers boarded the Haskel and after a
short inspection ordered her crew to abandon ship. The Germans then
placed bombs aboard the Haskell and sent her to the bottom. The
Haskell's crew was left to fend for themselves. They were picked up
the next day by the steamer Grecian.
The Jacob M, Haskell now sits in 210 feet of water 50 miles from
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