|The Dixie Arrow is torpedoed March 26, 1942|
So reads a short blurb on The Virginian-Pilot website about a 52-page reprint, Torpedoed, that includes all eight parts of the newspaper's story of German submarine attacks on US merchant ships from January to June, 1942. The series, by Diane Tennant, was originally published from Aug. 2-9, 2009, in The Virginian-Pilot. The booklet is available here: http://store.pilotonline.com/products/torpedoed.
By early July, 1942, at least 367 ships were damaged or sunk off the East Coast of North America, in the Gulf of Mexico, and north of the Caribbean Sea. In North Carolina waters alone, more than eighty ships were sunk, and hundreds of lives lost.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a reproduction of a 1960s booklet titled The Great Ocracoke Cat Hunt. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092115.htm.