(underwater images courtesy of
|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
(l) Lancing bows; (r) Crow's nest on the forward
(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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