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Memorial

Only British soil in America, Ocracoke had a unique history during WWII interesting to find out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James M
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Poquoson, Virginia
Interesting and Lovely Tribute!

A number of unknown soldiers laid to rest here, and a beautiful tribute to their sacrifices on... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Marsha R
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Springfield, Virginia
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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 nice tribute coast guard washed ashore buried here their lives great britain fitting tribute interesting history poignant reminder final resting place royal navy united states few minutes piece of history ocracoke island
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank markandreg
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank James M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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!!!

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!

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.

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!

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

Thank Ephoist
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I very moving tribute to in known British sailors the were on a ship sunk by a Nazi submarine of the coast of Ocracoke North Carolina.

Thank damondowneastnc
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is well worth the visit. Stop by for a few minutes of reflection and remembrance. Better yet, pick up a book and learn about Ocracke's unique maritime and war history. Show your respect.

Thank SojournExpert
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