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Buxton in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Diamond Shoals

 
 
Diamond Shoals Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
1. Diamond Shoals Marker
Inscription.  "Graveyard of Atlantic." German submarines sank over 100 ships here, 1941 - 42, in the "Battle of Torpedo   Junction." Shoals are 3 mi. south.
 
Erected 1962 by Archives and Highway departments. (Marker Number B-41.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 35° 15.951′ N, 75° 31.237′ W. Marker is in Buxton, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker is on State Highway 12, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buxton NC 27920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Radio Milestone (approx. ¼ mile away); Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Keepers of the Light (approx. 1.1 miles away); Life at the Light (approx. 1.1 miles away); Paukenschlag (approx. 1.4 miles away); Welcome to Frisco
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(approx. 3.9 miles away); Welcome to Kinnakeet... (approx. 5.2 miles away); Mitchell Demonstrates Air Power (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buxton.
 
Diamond Shoals and U.S.S. Monitor Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
2. Diamond Shoals and U.S.S. Monitor Markers
Diamond Shoals Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R.D. Stroud, May 31, 2010
3. Diamond Shoals Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,560 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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