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Lemuel Burrows

LEMUEL BURROWS

The steel hulled American coiler Lemuel Burrows was built in 1917. She was 438 feet long had a63 foot beam and was originally named the Deepwater.

On March 14, 1942 the Lemuel Burrows was torpedoed by the U-404. Three torpedoes hit the doomed ship sending her and twenty of her crew to the bottom. The wreck was latter wire dragged so as not to be a hazard to navigation.

Today the twisted remains of the Lemuel Burrows, also known as the Coiler Wreck, can be found in80 feet of water off Absecon inlet NJ 26928.2 42991.1

Dave Keller with W from the wreck.

 

 
       

 

 

 

 
 

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