The San Saba 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 freighter San Saba was built in 1879. She was originally named
the Colorado. In 1915 after afire gutted the vessel she was rebuilt
and renamed San Saba. She was 306 feet long and had a 39 foot beam.
On October 4, 1918the San Saba was en-route from new York to Tampa
with a general cargo. The San Saba hit a mine laid by the German
U-Boat 117. The San Saba went down within five minutes taking all of
her crew to their graves.
Today the San Saba wreck, also known as the Magnolia Wreck" sits in
80 feet of water off Barnegat Inlet NJ. The wreck is broken down and
scattered but divers will still recognize her boiler and propeller.
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