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A great reminder how close WW-2 was to the States.

I was so proud of the people of Okracoke that they remember these brave British sailors who gave... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Quintin T
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Richmond, Virginia
Unusual Site

It was strange to find a British cemetery on an island in North Carolina. We were just riding... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2018
Vonnie J
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Greenville, North Carolina
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The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are buried here.
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British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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All reviews u boat during wwii coast guard nice tribute buried here washed ashore who gave their lives great britain resting place fitting tribute interesting piece of history brave men united states few minutes royal navy ocracoke island small area
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

I was so proud of the people of Okracoke that they remember these brave British sailors who gave their lives fighting for freedom and defending our coast. I was honored to visit this cemetary. A must see. I pray the descendants of these brave men...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Quintin T
Reviewed 16 November 2018

It was strange to find a British cemetery on an island in North Carolina. We were just riding around the island off the beaten path when we found this site. It was an interesting piece of history. The site is kept up by the US...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vonnie J
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Came here on vacation and had never visited this place. Finally decided to stop by and found this quaint little cemetery next to some private lots. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank markandreg
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Only British soil in America, Ocracoke had a unique history during WWII interesting to find out about it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 15 September 2018

A number of unknown soldiers laid to rest here, and a beautiful tribute to their sacrifices on behalf of the United States. This cemetery is maintained by the U. S. Coast Guard on Ocracoke, and visitors are welcome to leave a small gift to assist...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marsha R
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Most ppl don’t realize that Nazi Germany had U-boats off the coast of NC during WW2. They torpedoed a ship that killed British sailors and when they washed ashore, villagers buried them here and where they are buried is now considered British land. Must visit!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Criz66
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Another must see, especially if you are into history! The plaque tells the story very well about the 6 men that lost their life patrolling for U-boats on our shores. A story that you probably won't hear in history class, but really should!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Moparfamily79
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Mosquitoes...soak in Deet. I’m a huge history buff and while it is interesting, it’s hardly a must see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We walked here early morning from the Crews Inn and enjoyed (as much as one can enjoy) this site, considering that it is technically a small piece of British land. Very powerful and touching!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a memorial and cemetery to British sailors; a few of whom are buried here. Their ship, HMT Bedfordshire, was sunk on May 11, 1942 by the German submarine U-558 off of the coast of Ocracoke. This is very well maintained and worth a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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