atlas

The Atlas was an oil tanker that found itself in the wrong place at the wrong time on April 9, 1942. With U-Boat activity very high in its surrounding water, this tanker was unarmed and in a very dangerous position. It underwent attack in the evening of the 9th, and was torpedoed by the U-552. The ship took its final resting place 23 miles east/southeast of the Beaufort NC inlet. The top of the tanker is at 90 feet depth and the maximum depth is 130 feet. This site is visited on a Full Day Charter.

Name: Atlas
Date Sunk: April 9, 1942
Type: Tanker 
Depth: 130 feet 
Length: 450 feet 
Penetration: Limited: Bow Section
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sharks: Yes, Sand Tigers