Say hello to the ORIGINAL Caribsea. Allow us to set the scene...🎞
It was a cold, dark night on March 11, 1942, just after 2 AM. Steaming along the North Carolina coast is the merchant ship SS Caribsea. Suddenly, the ship is rocked by an explosion, causing the foredeck to fill with water. U-158, a German U-boat, has launched a torpedo striking the ship. The Caribsea sinks in only 2 minutes. Of the 28 crew members, 7 were able to survive by clinging to oily wreckage and drifting cold water for 10 hours. Eventually, The Norlindo found and rescued these survivors. Today, the Caribsea rests in about 90 feet of water just northeast of Cape Lookout. Caribsea is a popular diving destination and sustains a rich marine ecosystem, including roughly 100 Sand Tiger Sharks.
HUGE shoutout to @diver.doug for allowing us to share these clips from his 2021 dive of the wreckage. Take the full tour of our sunken beauty on his Youtube page. Link in stories!