Exploring Torpedo Junction

Yesterday’s All Things Considered on NPR aired a story about recent efforts by marine preservationists to survey and document sunken German U-boats off Cape Hatteras, NC. Adam Hochberg talks to both a former German sailor and a local Hatteras resident who recalls hearing the torpedoes from the u-boats attacking American vessels.

This is the history in which UNCP’s Taffy of Torpedo Junction is set. I included Taffy in a weekend roadtrip post a couple of weeks ago, but thought it worth mentioning again!

The archaeological expedition at Hatteras is a project of the National Marine Sanctuaries (part of NOAA). Check out their website for blog posts, video footage, and more information as they go “Exploring WWII in the Graveyard of the Atlantic.” (Hey, that brings up another UNCP book, David Stick’s Graveyard of the Atlantic.)

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