Merchant Marine (Other Keyword)

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Lost to the Minefield: The Wreck of F.W. Abrams off Cape Hatteras, NC (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Chelsea R. Freeland.

The U.S. Merchant Marine provided a necessary supply line to Allied troops through the entirety of WWII. In June 1942, the crude oil tanker F.W. Abrams fell victim to the Hatteras minefield, a defensive mechanism meant to protect U.S. merchant vessels. The ship struck three mines before sinking just off the coast of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. In May 2016, the Battle of the Atlantic Research Expedition Group began a Phase I survey of the site, primarily to corroborate or compare to...