The U-boat war in Maps

Cape Hatteras

This is the battleground of Operation Drumbeat. The first boat lost on the US East Coast was the U-85 in April, 1942. 7 boats were lost around Cape Hatteras, the rest of the boats lost in North American waters are further north along the coast and out of Newfoundland.

U-boats lost near the Cape Hatteras

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1942. 1943. 1945.

Click on any marker to see the boat's number. Left double-click to zoom-in. Right double-click to zoom-out.

7 German U-boats lost near Cape Hatteras, USA. See our larger map for the entire USA coast.

Selected media links


U-boat Assault on America

Ken Brown (2017)


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The Burning Shore

Ed Offley (2014)


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Torpedo Junction

Hickam, Homer (1996)


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Cape Hatteras

Lloyd, Keith Warren (2008)


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Operation Drumbeat

Gannon, Michael (1991)


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