Studying WWII Shipwrecks in the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’
Published on August 10th, 2009 | by Admin1
Researchers are on a three-week expedition to study the WWII shipwrecks from the Battle of the Atlantic, sunk in 1942 in a region off North Carolina known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic”.
“The information collected during this expedition will help us better understand and document this often lost chapter of America’s maritime history and its significance to the nation,” said David W. Alberg, expedition leader and superintendent of the USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. “It continues the work conducted by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries last summer to research and document historically significant shipwrecks tragically lost during World War II.”