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BoBBy BRAndon REAl EStAtE tEAm 50 WBM november 2015 The sub’s home port was Saint- Nazaire, France. With a crew of 48 on board, on her second patrol, after a four-week crossing, U-352 arrived on the U.S. coast on May 2 determined to succeed. Coast Guard records show on May 7, U-352 was spotted from the air and bombed without being injured. But the hunt for the sub was on. Two days later, U-352 spotted a mast through the periscope and fired two torpedoes. Kapitänleutnant Hellmut Rathke believed he was tar-geting a merchant ship. Instead, the sub had fired on and missed the 165- foot U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Icarus. Under the command of Lieutenant Maurice D. Jester, Icarus dropped patterns of depth charges on the sub-merged vessel. The critically injured sub surfaced 45 minutes after the battle began and the crew abandoned the U-boat as it sank at a location the Coast Guard lists as 34.21N x 76.35W. A replica of the wreck is on display at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The sub, a majority of which lies below 115 feet of water 26 miles southeast of Beaufort Inlet, is a popu-lar destination for scuba divers from all over the world. “It’s one of the more popular wrecks,” says Leroy Craytor, a charter boat captain at Discovery Diving in Beaufort. “People come from all over the world to see it every year. We get quite a few Germans who come here to see it.” Charter boat Captain Terry Leonard, one of Craytor’s colleagues, went diving inside the wreck for the first time in 1979, before the Sunken Military Craft Act passed in 2004 made it illegal to do so. “It’s pretty tight,” he says. “As soon as you kick your fins, it silts up. It was not for the inexperienced.” When an eddy of clear, warm water swings off the Gulf Stream toward the wreck, divers can see the vessel from the surface. Other days, divers can only see 30 feet in each direction. Bobby Brandon CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES 910-538-6261 • bobbyb@intracoastalrealty.com www.BobbyBrandon.com 322 Seapath Tower #202 $445,000 Wonderful waterfront 2-bedroom condo. Facing marina 609 Bradley Creek Point Rd. $665,000  3 bedrooms, 2 baths .25 mile to Wrightsville Beach      Bradley Creek Point 10 E. Greensboro St. $1,999,000 Investment property Nine rental apartments 5 back from ocean Sam Crittenden 910-228-1885 Elisabeth Mulligan 910-262-1405 Bobby Brandon 910-538-6261 Rainey Wallace 252-230-8523 Drew Mayer 910-617-5336 Search up to date listings at: www.FindMyWilmingtonNCHome.com SOLD NEW PRICE


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