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Dertona is a Supple and Ballin-type wooden cargo vessel built for the U.S. Emergency Fleet in a massive shipbuilding effort between 1917-1919 as part of America’s engagement in World War I. Like many of the shipwrecks within Mallows Bay, Dertona was brought to its current location in the 1920’s for salvage.


Dertona is now part of a group of three shipwrecks called “The Three Sisters,” within Mallows Bay. “The Three Sisters” include the sites of Dertona, Moosabee, and an unidentified wreck. Dertona lies roughly parallel to the shore and the stern of the vessel is aground on the beach. The hull of Dertona is in a good state of preservation and is overgrown with vegetation.

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