Committed to preserving the diverse history of the Norfolk, Virginia area.
When World War I began in 1914, neither the United States Navy nor American coastal shipping vessels were directly affected. By the end of the war in 1918, three German U-boats, U-151, U-140, and U-117, had sunk a total of 10 vessels off North Carolina alone. When the U-151 arrived off the U.S. East Coast in May 1918, it was the first foreign enemy naval vessel to invade U.S. waters since the War of 1812. World War I had come home to the United States. This is the story of the brave Americans that went up against Germany’s newest weapon, the U-boat.
Learn more on December 12, 2018, When Tane Renata Casserley, Research Coordinator, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA, tells us more about U-Boat victims in the Mid-Atlantic region, and what is being done to protect this part of our cultural heritage.
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Norfolk Historical SocietyP.O. Box 6367Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367