British Cemetery, Ocracoke

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  • We enjoy history, so we always research places before visiting. Not too far of the beaten path and very interesting.  more »
  • Not my kind of do the cemeteries but this one is exciting. And what do other shopping around and visit the streets to Ocracoke.
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  • It always amazes me about history. Go by here and check out some your country's History you will learn some interesting facts.  more »
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  • The British Cemetery was created in May 1942 for four sailors, two known and two unknown, that washed ashore from the HMS Bedfordshire after she was torpedoed by German U-boat. To this day the United States Coast Guard station at Ocracoke maintains the property. A British flag flies at all times over the graves of those British sailors. The flag is replaced each year with a new one sent by the Queen of England.
  • On May the 12 1942 the HMS Bedfordshire was sank just off the coast with a loss of her entire 34 man crew. Four of the five recovered British sailors are buried here. It's a simple yet poignant cemetery.
  • Great for history buffs
  • Neat history but there isn't much parking there.
  • Interesting and somewhat sad to know all those men are forever lost at sea. Nice piece of history to show your children and teach them the sacrifice these men made.

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