LANCING

   PAGE 1

(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.

More Photos 

More U. S. Wrecks