In the summer of 1918, five large German submarines (U-boats) crossed the Atlantic and operated against the lightly protected shipping off the North American coast. Several of the U-boats would get as far south as the North Carolina coast, where they sank three ships just a few miles from the Outer Banks.
Author: Michael Lowrey
Michael Lowrey is a policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation and associate editor for Carolina Journal. In addition, he is a recognized expert on German submarine operations during World War I and handles much of the World War I materials for the uboat.net website.