Lecture: Enemy in Home Waters

September 20, 2018 - 07:00 pmSeptember 20, 2018 - 09:00 pmSeptember 20, 2018, 7pm - 9pm
Venue: 
The Mariners' Museum & Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606

Admission

  • Guests: $5.00
  • Members: $0.00

Presented by Tane Casserley, Research Coordinator, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

FREE for Members; $5 for guests

When World War I began in 1914, neither the United States Navy nor American coastal shipping vessels were directly affected. By the end of the war in 1918, three German U-boats, U-151, U-140, and U-117, had sunk a total of 10 vessels off North Carolina alone. When the U-151 arrived off the U.S. East Coast in May 1918, it was the first foreign enemy naval vessel to invade U.S. waters since the War of 1812. World War I had come home to the United States. This is the story of the brave Americans that went up against Germany's newest weapon, the U-boat.