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Formally named the City of Savannah and the La Grande Duchesse, the steamship Carolina was sunk by the U-151 on June 2, 1918. At the time she was bound from San Juan to New York and was transporting 220 passengers 120 crew members and  a cargo of sugar. The U-151 had fired a three shots across the bow of the Carolina. Captain Barbour had no choice but to let the Germans board his fine ship. The Germans instructed all passengers and crew to get into lifeboats. Once all were clear the U-Boat fired four shots into the Carolina, just below her water line. Once the Carolina had sunk the U-Boat left. Leaving the Carolinas passengers adrift. Unfortunately, a storm soon struck the small boats. One lifeboat capsized killing  sixteen. The rest of the Carolinas passengers were picked up by passing ships. Two lifeboats made it all the may to shore.

Today the Carolina now sits in over 240 feet of water 82 miles from Manasquan Inlet New Jersey.








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