List of shipwrecks of North Carolina
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|USS Aeolus (ARC-3)||August 1988||Sunk as an artificial reef.|
|Adventure||10 June 1718||Sloop under the command of Blackbeard. Ran aground attempting to kedge the Queen Anne's Revenge off the bar near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina.|
|SS Allan Jackson||18 January 1942||American tanker; torpedoed off Hatteras by U-66.|
|Altoona||22 October 1878||Ran aground at Cape Hatteras.|
|MV Amerikaland||3 February 1942||Swedish freighter; torpedoed off Cape Hatteras by U-106.|
|CSS Appomattox||10 February 1862||Steamboat that was scuttled to prevent capture near Elizabeth City.|
|SS Ario||15 March 1942||Torpedoed off Cape Lookout by U-158.|
|SS Ashkhabad||29 April 1942||Russian tanker; torpedoed by U-402 off Cape Lookout.|
|SS Arabutan||7 March 1942||Brazilian freighter; torpedoed off Hatteras by U-155.|
|USS Aster||7 October 1864||Ran aground at Kure Beach.|
|USS Atik||26 March 1942||Q-ship; torpedoed by U-123.|
|USS Atlanta||December 1869||Ironclad warship that sank off Cape Hatteras.|
|Atlas||9 April 1942||American tanker; torpedoed off Cape Lookout by U-552.|
|MV Australia||16 March 1942||American tanker; torpedoed off Cape Hatteras by U-332.|
|USS Bainbridge (1842)||21 August 1863||Capsized off Cape Hatteras.|
|USS Bazely||9 December 1864||Sank in Roanoke River near Jamseville after striking a mine while attempting to aid USS Otsego.|
|HMT Bedfordshire||11 May 1942||Anti-submarine trawler torpedoed by German submarine U-588 off the coast of Ocracoke Island.|
|USCGC Bedloe||September 1944||Formerly USCGC Antietam; sank off Oregon Inlet in the 1944 Great Atlantic Hurricane.|
|CSS Bendigo||January 1864||Iron-hulled sidewheel blockade runner; ran aground in Lockwood's Folly Inlet.|
|CSS Black Warrior||20 February 1859||Burned at Elizabeth City.|
|MV Bluefields||15 July 1942||Nicaraguan freighter; torpedoed off Cape Hatteras by U-576.|
|Bounty||29 October 2012||Replica of the original HMS Bounty. Sank during Hurricane Sandy with 16 people aboard.|
|British Splendour||7 April 1942||British tanker; torpedoed by U-552 off the coast of Ocracoke Island.|
|SS Buarque||15 February 1942||Brazilian passenger and cargo ship; torpedoed by U-432.|
|SS Byron D. Benson||4 May 1942||Tanker; torpedoed by U-552.|
|Carroll A. Deering||January 1921||Five-masted commercial schooner that ran aground in late January off the coast of Cape Hatteras. When the wreck was discovered and boarded, it was found to have been completely abandoned. Its crew were never heard from again.|
|SS Caribsea||11 March 1942||Torpedoed by U-158 off Cape Lookout.|
|SS Carl Gerhard||23 September 1929||Ran aground off Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.|
|SS Cassimer||26 February 1942||Sank following collision with SS Lara off Cape Lookout.|
|SV Catherine M. Monahan||24 August 1910||Four-masted schooner; foundered after running aground on Diamond Shoals.|
|SS Central America||12 September 1857||Sidewheel steamer carrying 10 tons of gold when it was caught up in a Category 2 hurricane.|
|SS Chilore||15 July 1942||Freighter; torpedoed by U-576 and subsequently ran aground off Cape Hatteras.|
|USS Chopper (SS-342)||21 July 1976||Sunk off Cape Hatteras, while being rigged as a tethered underwater target.|
|SS Ciltvaira||19 January 1942||Latvian freighter; torpedoed off Nags Head.|
|City of Atlanta||19 January 1942||American freighter; torpedoed by U-123.|
|City of Houston||23 October 1878||Foundered off Frying Pan Shoals in a storm.|
|USS Columbia||14 January 1863||Ran aground off Masonboro Inlet.|
|USS Comte de Grasse (DD-974)||7 June 2006||Sunk as a target, along with her sister ship, Stump.|
|CSS Curlew||7 February 1862||Sunk in battle off Roanoke Island.|
|USS Cythera||2 May 1942||Patrol boat that was torpedoed by U-402.|
|USS Dionysus||1978||Sunk off Pea Island as an artificial reef.|
|SS Dixie Arrow||26 March 1942||American tanker; torpedoed off Cape Hatteras by U-71.|
|CSS Ellis||24 November 1862||Gunboat that ran aground in New River and was destroyed to prevent capture.|
|SS E.M. Clark||18 March 1942||American tanker; torpedoed off Diamond Shoals by U-124.|
|Empire Gem||24 January 1942||British tanker; torpedoed off Diamond Shoals by U-66.|
|Empire Thrush||14 April 1942||Torpedoed by U-203.|
|SS Equipoise||27 March 1942||Panamanian freighter; torpedoed by U-160.|
|Esso Nashville||21 March 1942||American tanker; torpedoed by U-124; stern section was salvaged.|
|Explorer (tugboat)||12 December 1919||Sunk off Nags Head.|
|CSS Fanny||10 February 1862||Steamboat and balloon carrier that ran aground near Elizabeth City.|
|CSS Forrest||10 February 1862||Gunboat that was burned to prevent capture at Elizabeth City.|
|SS F.W. Abrams||15 June 1942||American tanker; struck a naval mine at Diamond Shoals.|
|Fenwick Island||7 December 1968||Foundered in a storm.|
|Francis E. Waters||23 October 1889||Blown ashore by a storm, and now on display at Nags Head town hall.|
|G.A. Kohler||23 August 1933||Victim of the 1933 Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane. Wrecked two miles south of Gull Shoal Coast Guard Station. Nine men and one woman from the ship were saved by breeches buoy.|
|General E. L. F. Hardcastle||17 August 1899||Merchant sailing vessel; sank during the 1899 San Ciriaco hurricane in Pamlico Sound.|
|George E. Klinck||7 March 1941||American lumber schooner; foundered in a storm near Diamond Shoals Lightship.|
|SS George Weems||20 May 1909||Burned and sank off Frying Pan Shoals.|
|SS Glanayron||22 May 1896||British cargo ship; ran aground on outer Diamond Shoals.|
|Governor Ames||13 December 1909||Schooner that was wrecked in a gale off Cape Hatteras.|
|Gray Ghost||Sunk and later recovered near Belhaven.|
|SV Helen H. Benedict||1914||Wooden schooner; ran aground 2 miles south of Nag's Head.|
|SV Hereford||April 1907||Norwegian barque; wrecked off Hatteras Island.|
|SS Hesperides||9 October 1897||British cargo ship; stranded on Diamond Shoals.|
|SS Home||10 October 1837||Steam packet ship wrecked off the beach of Ocracoke Island, N.C. in the 1837 Racer's Storm hurricane.|
|USS Home||12 October 1870||Steamship that sank off Cape Hatteras.|
|USS Huron||24 November 1877||Ran aground off Nags Head.|
|Paddle steamer Idaho||18 February 1895||Foundered in a storm while under tow|
|USS Indra (ARL-37)||4 August 1992||Sunk as artificial reef.|
|USS Iron Age||11 January 1864||Ran aground at Lockwood's Folly Inlet while attempting to refloat CSS Bendigo.|
|SS Isle of Iona||14 December 1914||British cargo ship; wrecked near Hatteras Inlet.|
|USCGC Jackson||September 1944||Sank off Oregon Inlet in the 1944 Great Atlantic Hurricane.|
|John D. Gill||12 March 1942||Torpedoed by U-158.|
|John Hunter||10 October 1910||Disappeared off Cape Hatteras.|
|SS Kassandra Louloudis||17 March 1942||Greek cargo ship; torpedoed off Diamond Shoals by U-124.|
|Steamship Kentucky||4 February 1910||The 996 gross ton and 203 feet long steamer headed from New York to the Pacific Coast for Tacoma to Alaska service. Leaking, she stopped for repairs at Newport News, VA where she was deemed seaworthy. She developed catastrophic leaks and sank 110 NM off North Carolina. The use of radio to communicate "S.O.S." messages were among the first recorded, saving 46 lives.|
|USS Keshena||19 July 1942||Navy tug; struck a naval mine off Cape Hatteras while attempting to rescue SS Chilore.|
|MV Koll||6 April 1942||Norwegian tanker; torpedoed by U-571.|
|Kyzickes||Ran aground near Kill Devil Hills.|
|SS Lancing||7 April 1942||Norwegian tanker; torpedoed by U-552 off Cape Hatteras.|
|Laura A. Barnes||Ran ashore on Coquina Beach.|
|SS Liberator||19 March 1942||Freighter; torpedoed off Diamond Shoals by U-552.|
|SS Ljubica Matkovic||24 June 1942||Yugoslavian freighter; torpedoed by U-404.|
|Lois Joyce||Sank in surf in Oregon Inlet.|
|USS Louisiana||24 December 1864||Set afire and exploded at Fort Fisher.|
|USS Mahackemo (YTB-223)||11 September 1948||Sank off Cape Hatteras while under tow.|
|SS Malchace||9 April 1942||American freighter; torpedoed by U-160.|
|SS Manuela||25 June 1942||American freighter; torpedoed off Cape Lookout by U-404.|
|USS Margaret||14 April 1942||Cargo ship that was sunk by U-571 off Cape Hatteras.|
|SS Marlin||18 October 1965||Liberian cargo ship; foundered after her cargo shifted.|
|SS Marore||27 February 1942||Torpedoed off Kinnakeet station by U-432.|
|SS Merak||6 August 1918||American tanker; ran aground on Diamond Shoals while avoiding torpedoes from U-140.|
|Metropolis||1878||Sunk off Corolla.|
|SS Mirlo||16 August 1918||Torpedoed by U-117 off Wimble Shoal Buoy.|
|SS Modern Greece||1862||Sunk at Kure Beach.|
|USS Monitor||31 December 1862||Lost off Cape Hatteras while under tow by Rhode Island.|
|SS Naeco||23 March 1942||Tanker; torpedoed off Cape Lookout by U-124.|
|CSS Neuse||March 1865||Burned to avoid capture in Neuse River; currently installed beside the river at the Governor Caswell Memorial.|
|USS New Jersey (BB-16)||5 September 1923||Bombed as a target off Cape Hatteras.|
|SS Nordal||25 June 1942||Panamanian cargo ship; torpedoed by U-404.|
|SS Normannia||17 January 1924||Foundered in a storm at Frying Pan Shoals.|
|SS Northeastern||30 December 1904||American tanker; ran aground on Diamond Shoals.|
|SS Norvana||19 January 1942||American freighter; torpedoed off Cape Hatteras by U-123.|
|CSS North Carolina||27 September 1864||Gunboat that sank off Southport.|
|SS Olympic||22 January 1942||Panamanian tanker; torpedoed off Hatteras by U-130.|
|SS Oriental||16 May 1862||Sank near Oregon Inlet.|
|USS Otsego||9 December 1864||Sank in the Roanoke River after striking two mines near Jamesville.|
|SS Papoose||19 March 1942||Tanker; torpedoed and sank off Oregon Inlet.|
|USS Peterhoff||6 March 1864||Mistaken for a blockade runner and rammed by USS Monticello off Kure Beach.|
|Pevensey||Blockade runner, sank off Atlantic Beach.|
|SS Phantom||1863||Steel-hulled blockade runner; sunk at Topsail Inlet.|
|USS Pilgrim||Patrol vessel that was scuttled off Harkers Island as a breakwater.|
|Porta Allegra||Dredge; sank for unknown reasons.|
|Portland||Ran aground at Cape Lookout.|
|SS Proteus||19 August 1918||Sank following collision with tanker SS Cushing in heavy fog, southwest of Diamond Shoals.|
|Pulaski||14 June 1838||The American steam packet Pulaski was lost thirty miles off the coast of North Carolina when its starboard boiler exploded.|
|Queen Anne's Revenge||10 June 1718||French frigate that was captured by pirates and became Blackbeard's flagship, eventually running aground at Beaufort Inlet. She was discovered in 1996, near Atlantic Beach by Intersal, Inc.|
|CSS Raleigh||7 May 1864||Ran aground at Cape Fear.|
|El Salvador||29 August 1750||Spanish merchantman ran aground during a hurricane near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina |
|SS San Delfino||9 April 1942||British tanker; torpedoed by U-203.|
|SS Santiago||12 March 1924||American cargo and passenger ship; foundered off Cape Hatteras in a storm.|
|USS Schurz||21 June 1918||Sank in a collision with SS Florida.|
|CSS Sea Bird||10 February 1862||Rammed and sunk by USS Commodore Perry (1859) off Elizabeth City.|
|HMT Senateur Duhamel||5 June 1942||Rammed by USS Semmes which mistook it for a U-boat.|
|USS South Wind||11 October 1861||Schooner that was scuttled in the Ocracoke Inlet.|
|MV Southern Isles||5 October 1951||American bulk carrier; broke apart and sank.|
|USS Southfield||19 April 1864||Sank following collision with CSS Albemarle on Roanoke River, near its mouth at Albemarle Sound.|
|USCGC Spar (WLB-403)||October 2004||Scuttled in 108 feet (33 m) of water, 30 miles (48 km) off Morehead City, as an artificial reef.|
|HMCS St. Laurent||12 January 1980||Canadian destroyer; sank off Cape Hatteras while under tow to breakers.|
|SS Strathairly||24 March 1891||Ran aground near Chicomacomico.|
|SS Stormy Petrel||1864||Iron-hulled sidewheel blockade runner; sunk at Kure Beach.|
|Suloide||26 March 1943||Brazilian cargo ship; sank after striking the submerged wreck of the W. E. Hutton.|
|SS Tamaulipas||10 April 1942||American tanker; torpedoed off Cape Lookout by U-552.|
|USS Tarpon (SS-175)||8 June 1957||Foundered off Cape Hatteras.|
|SS Theodore Parker||4 June 1974||Sunk as an artificial reef.|
|SS Tiger||1 April 1942||American tanker; torpedoed by U-754.|
|USS Tiru||19 July 1979||Balao-class submarine sunk as a target off Cape Hatteras.|
|U-352||9 May 1942||Sunk by depth charges from USCGC Icarus.|
|U-576||15 July 1942||Sunk off Hatteras by depth charges from aircraft and gunfire from SS Unicoi.|
|U-701||7 July 1942||Sunk off Cape Hatteras by depth charges from aircraft.|
|U-85||14 April 1942||Sunk off Bodie Island by gunfire from USS Roper.|
|SS Ulysses||11 April 1942||American passenger and cargo ship; torpedoed by U-160 south of Cape Hatteras.|
|USS Underwriter||2 February 1864||Captured and burned by Confederate forces off New Bern.|
|TV Valour||18 January 2006||Sank in a storm|
|SS Venore||23 January 1942||American freighter; torpedoed off Hatteras by U-66.|
|SS Veturia||20 February 1918||British freighter; ran aground on Diamond Shoals in fog.|
|USS Virginia (BB-13)||5 September 1923||Bombed as target off Cape Hatteras.|
|SS W.E. Hutton||18 March 1942||American fuel tanker; torpedoed by U-124 off Cape Lookout.|
|SS West Ivis||25 January 1942||American freighter; torpedoed off Hatteras by U-125.|
|EM Wilcox (WYP-333)||30 September 1943||Foundered off Nags Head in a storm.|
|SS William Rockefeller||28 June 1942||American tanker, torpedoed by U-701.|
|USS Yancey (AKA-93)||1990||Sunk as an artificial reef off Morehead City.|
|SS York||22 January 1942||Freighter; torpedoed by U-66.|
|SS Zane Gray||1974||Liberty ship sunk off Pea Island as an artificial reef.|
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