According to the NOAA Ocean Exploration, the freighter Norlindo, an unarmed and unescorted oil-fired steam-propelled ship, was sailing off the coast of southwest Florida towards Havana, Cuba in May 1942. It had departed Mobile, Alabama, carrying a full load of heavy fuel oil. At this point in World War II, the United States had minimal involvement in the conflict and American shipping was not well-protected. German U-boats were targeting Allied vessels, and Norlindo fell victim to a U-boat attack. The U-507 submarine fired a single torpedo that struck Norlindo's aft, causing it to sink rapidly. Of the 28 crew members on board, five were killed, and the rest clung to rafts until rescued by another ship.

During this period, the Gulf of Mexico became a dangerous area due to U-boat activity. Between 1942 and 1943, 24 German U-boats entered the Gulf, sinking a total of 56 merchant vessels and damaging 14 others. Norlindo was one of these casualties, marking the beginning of a significant number of U-boat-related losses in the Gulf.

The U.S. response to the U-boat threat was to retrofit vessels with deck guns, include naval armed guards in crews, and implement convoys escorted by armed patrol ships. However, these measures were not yet in place when Norlindo was attacked. The article also mentions ongoing efforts to locate Norlindo's wreckage, which has remained undiscovered for decades. Collaborative teams of scientists from Germany, Italy, and the United States are working together to find the ship's remains and piece together its story.

More information about the Norlindo can be found at:

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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!
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Cast a line and bring in your Valentine this week. Because nothing says, “Be mine”, like our Southern Style Oysters Rockefeller! Reservations on the website. 🦪💋
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FINALLY! 🥂 It's ALMOST time for us to reopen our doors. See you tonight for some of the best bites (and drinks, of course) around Emerald Isle. 

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Tomorrow is the day. ✨ We can't wait to welcome you all back into our space! Don't forget to reserve your seat...

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3. MORE. DAYS. ✨ We can hardly wait! Visit our website to reserve seats and get your Caribsea fix this Monday, February 5th.

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Reminder that our restaurant will be closed starting on Monday, January 22nd. We will reopen on Monday, February 5th.

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Our restaurant will be closed from January 21st - February 4th. We appreciate your patience and look forward to serving you all again on February 5th. 🍽️

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