British Soil In North Carolina

There are a couple of small plots of British soil on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

I hope to visit there someday.

Here’s a bit from

Because the U.S. had no anti-submarine patrol, the British Royal Navy sent 24 ships to safeguard shipping along the eastern seaboard. On May 12, 1942, the HMS Bedfordshire was struck by a German torpedo and went down with all hands. Citizens of Ocracoke, the tiny Outer Banks island where Blackbeard the pirate had died in 1718, buried four British sailors whose bodies had washed ashore. Over on neighboring Hatteras Island, locals had quietly buried a British sailor from the SS San Delfino near the Buxton Lighthouse the month before. A fifth Bedfordshire crewman was laid to rest by his side when his body was discovered a few days later.

The rest of the story (or the Paul Harvey of it for those of you old enough to remember) is here.

That’s it. That’s the post.


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