Expedition to Survey Sunken U-Boats Off North Carolina





Scientists set off this week to study the wrecks of three German submarines sunk by U.S. forces in 1942 off the coast of North Carolina during the Battle of the Atlantic.

"This expedition is the first part of a larger multi-year project to research and document a number of historically significant shipwrecks tragically lost during World War II, including U.S. and British naval vessels and merchant marine vessels," said David W. Alberg, expedition leader and superintendent of the USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. "The information collected during this expedition will be crucial to efforts to preserve these historic sites."

Researchers will survey and photograph visible sections of the three submarines, U-352, U-85 and U-701, using non-invasive methods. They will also study marine life found at the sites.


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