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(underwater images courtesy of SeaWolf Productions)

The Lancing was a 470 foot whaling ship sunk off Cape Hatteras, N.C. at the start of World War II. While carrying a cargo of fuel oil she was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-552 and sent to the bottom in 160 fsw. The wreck lays inverted and even in poor visibility, the bronze propeller is a spectacular sight.

(l) Lancing bows; (r) Crow's nest on the forward bow mast.

(l) Lesley scooters out of the wreck; (r) Screw & rudder.

(l) Starboard view of the screw & rudder; (r) Windlass with mechanism.

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