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British Cemetery, Ocracoke

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  • We stopped to see some of the history of the island. Some of the headstone are dated in the 1700's! Will stop again next vacation!  more »
  • Being a navy veteran myself, I make it a point to visit the British Cemetery each time I visit Ocracoke Island. It's a small cemetery, but one that has a lot of history to it. During World War II a Br...  more »
  • Very well kept, nice walk among the side streets of Ocracoke, this cemetery was landscaped, clean, offers a history lesson with the graves, has had a lot of time and attention to the deserving decease...  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.
  • Excellent historical landmark.