WWII Navy vessel sunk by u-boat found off coast of North Carolina

Published on September 10th, 2009 | by Admin


A navy patrol boat, sunk by a German sub in 1942, has been found under 325 feet of water off the coast of Hatteras.

Footage of the wreck shows a skeletal vessel with numerous artifacts – light fixtures, batteries, fire extinguishers, port holes – scattered around it. The sides of the hull, with its rivets corroded, had fallen to the side.

Alberg said finding the wreck is significant because it has clearly not been touched since it was sunk on June 19, 1942, by a German submarine and also because it is believed to be a Navy war grave. Of the 24 men aboard, six were killed.

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