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

Diamond Shoals

 

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Diamond Shoals Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S.S. Monitor (here, next to this marker); Radio Milestone (approx. ¼ mile away); Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Billy Mitchell (approx. ¼ mile away); Life at the Light (approx. 1.1 miles away); Paukenschlag (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mitchell Demonstrates Air Power (approx. 6.2 miles away); America's 1st Attempt at Civil War Reunification (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buxton.
 
Also see . . .  Torpedo Junction (National Park Service web site). "During World War II German submarines sank so many Allied tankers and cargo ships here that these waters earned a second sobering
Diamond Shoals and U.S.S. Monitor Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
2. Diamond Shoals and U.S.S. Monitor Markers
name - Torpedo Junction." (Submitted on September 16, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Diamond Shoals Marker image. Click for full size.
By R.D. Stroud, May 31, 2010
3. Diamond Shoals Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then and 47 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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