"The greatest concentration of these attacks occurred in the war zone off North Carolina's Outer Banks on the approaches to Diamond Shoals, a notorious place feared for centuries as the Graveyard of the Atlantic." -- War Zone, World War II off the North Carolina Coast, by Kevin P. Duffus, pp 23-24.
|Sinking of the Tanker Dixie Arrow Mar. 26, 1942|
According to the web site, Sunken Ships of the Outer Banks:
- Over 70 ships sank off the Carolina coast
- 3 German U-boats were sunk
- More than 90% of ship sinkings off the Coast during the four years of submarine attacks during WWII occurred during the first 6 months of 1942
- During March the U-boats averaged one sinking per day