Norfolk Historical Society 

The Enemy in Home Waters: How World War I Came Home To America’s Shores

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Theater



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.

FREE and open to the public   

Address: P.O. Box 6367, Norfolk, VA  23508-0367

Phone: (757) 640-1720


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