Contact Info:
Graveyard of the Atlantic
Post Office Box 284 
Hatteras, NC  27943-0191
Phone (252) 986-2995  
Fax (252) 986-1212

Museum Hours:
Monday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Free Admission to the Public
Donations Appreciated



Piracy Warfare

Piracy Warfare l U-85 l U-85 Background Briefing l DD-147 Roper Briefing l The Battle Begins

Piracy and WarfareDixie Ararow Piracy Warfare in the Atlantic
The popular shipping lanes off the Outer Banks made piracy and warfare an integral aspect of the region's maritime history. This area of the Museum includes displays of shipwrecks related to piracy and warfare off the coast from the late 17th century through 1945.  Exhibits are organized into three different time periods:  The Colonial & Revolutionary War, The Nineteenth Century & The Civil War and the Twentieth Century/World Wars I & II.  Visitors learn about pirates that roved the seas plundering ships of every nationality.  Legends of Edward Low, Ann Bonny, Blackbeard, the naming of Nags Head, and ships mysteriously lost are brought to life.  Tales of Civil War blockade-runners and the historic sinking of the U.S.S. Monitor are recounted.  So too, are the devastating, unrestricted submarine attacks of two World Wars, evidence of which lies a few miles off the Banks' shores.

U-85 ... The first U-boat sunk during World War II
German U-boats disrupted shipping along the North Carolina Coast during both World Wars. On April 13-14, 1942 the first U-boat was sunk off the North Carolina Coast.  Join Lieutenant Commander Howe on the U.S.S. Roper and compare your battle decisions with his.

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