(underwater images courtesy of
|The Dixie Arrow was a 468
foot tanker that was sunk off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina at the start
of World War II. On March 26, 1942, she had the misfortune of crossing
the path of the German U-boat U-71 who torpedoed and sent her flaming to
the bottom in 90fsw. Although badly broken up the wreck, the
shifting sands can often reveal new discoveries. The wreck’s shallow
depth makes it easily accessible and home to marine life including the
Cape’s prolific sand tiger sharks.
(l) Andrew D. looks for artifacts; (r) Fallen
bulkheads from the hull.
(l) One of the holds; (r) One of the steam engine's pistons .
Sand tiger shark and remoras patrol above the wreck.
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