Studying WWII Shipwrecks in the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’

Published on August 10th, 2009 | by Admin


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 region off North Carolina is home to includes vessels from U.S. and British naval fleets, merchant ships and German U-boats, all sunk during the Battle 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.”

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One Response to Studying WWII Shipwrecks in the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’

  1. Sylvia Tully says:

    Trying to find a ship my father may have been on .It was blown up somewhere in the Atlantic, but I’m not sure where. He was a merchant marine, and I believe he was on a tanker or freighter. It blew up and he was KIA, never recovered his body. He died either in 1941 or 1942 . His name was James Halpin. If anyone knows anything about this , please contact me. Email Thank you

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