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The Isabel B. Wiley Shipwreck  New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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ISABEL B. WILEY

The Isabel B. Wiley was a wooden schooner. She was 160 feet long and displaced 779 tons. She was en-route from Newport News with a crew of seven. On June 2, 1918 a German U-Boat was spotted behind the Wiley. The Germans fired one shot with their deck gun. Having no chance to outrun the submarine the Willey's Captain ordered his crew to take to the life boats. Once he and his crew were safe the Germans boarded the Wiley and set bombs that quickly sent her to the bottom. The Wiley's crew was taken aboard the U-Boat where they joined the crews of the Hauppauge, Edna and Hattie Dunn and spent the next 8 days. The Americans were finally set adrift in lifeboat from the sunken vessel Winneconne. They were given sufficient bread and water to last for three days.

The Isabel B. Wiley now sits in 225 feet of water 58 miles from Barnegat Inlet NJ.

 
 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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