US Navy Patrol Boat Found

Date: 14/12/2009

A NOAA-led research mission identified the final resting place of the YP-389, a US Navy patrol boat sunk 20 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras by a German submarine during World War II. Six sailors died in the attack on 19 June 1942. There were 18 survivors. The wreck is located in about 300 feet of water in a region off North Carolina known as the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’.

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