North Carolina’s U-Boats – U-85, U-701, U-352

Hitler declared war on the United States on Dec. 11, 1941 – four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  German U-boats soon began crossing the Atlantic and sinking American shipping along the North Carolina coast.  Some of these attacks were within sight of coastal residents. By August of that year three of these boats – U-85, U-701 and U-352 were also sunk within 20 miles of the North Carolina mainland. This PowerPoint presentation recounts a brief history of these boats, what remains of them today, and a detailed account of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s research expedition to them during the summer of 2008.  During the expedition researchers surveyed and photographed the visible sections of the three submarines as well as studying the marine life found at the sites. The information collected during this expedition will be developed as part of a long range plan to preserve these historic sites.

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