British Cemetery, Ocracoke

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  • September 22, 2017
    We visited the cemetery, which was easy to locate using a map that we were given on the ferry to Ocracoke. I had read about the British sailors buried here, but didn't realize that they were the only ...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    This little cemetery has informative plaques to explain why some British military were buried at this little spot in Ocracoke.  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    The British Cemetery is a really interesting part of Ocracoke history. I won't ruin the story, but it is a good stop. Don't plan on spending more than a couple of minutes here though.  more »
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  • May 16, 2017
    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.
  • October 25, 2016
    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.
  • June 10, 2017
    Great for history buffs
  • July 13, 2016
    Neat history but there isn't much parking there.
  • June 11, 2015
    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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