by Vernon Smith (NOAA) July 15, 1942. America had been in World War II for less than a year, but the fight was coming to the nation’s shores. That day, off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the German U-boat U-576 sank the Nicaraguan-flagged freighter SS Bluefields. But it came at a steep price – the merchant […]
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For more than 150 years after the celebrated Civil War ironclad Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C., the engines and pumps that drove history's first mechanized warship have been silent. Recovered from the Atlantic in 2001, the Vic...
Three historic light stations are located along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore of North Carolina with Ocracoke, Hatteras and Bodie Island lighthouses. Ocracoke lighthouse from 1823 is the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina and...
Photo of the tanker Ormidale, later renamed Bluefields, which was torpedoed and sunk in 1942 by German submarine U-576. (Credit: Historical Collections of the GreatContinue Reading »
Researchers from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners are set to visit what remains of two ships—a German U-boat