General Publications

The Enemy in Home Waters: How World War I Came Home to North Carolina

When World War I began in 1914, U.S. Navy and American merchant vessels were largely unaffected as the early battles took place far from American shores. All that changed in May 1918, when the German submarine U-151 arrived off the U.S. East Coast, the first foreign enemy naval vessel to invade U.S. waters since the War of 1812. By the end of the war in 1918, three German U-boats, U-151, U-140, and U-117, had sunk a total of 10 vessels off North Carolina.

Graveyard of the Atlantic Report An initial overview of the maritime cultural landscape of the "Graveyard of the Atlantic."

Underwater Cultural Heritage Law Study Report generated by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and NOAA to provide an analysis of existing laws.

2016 Federal Register Notice for Proposed Boundary Expansion

Monitor 2013 Final Management Plan and Environmental Assessment

Monitor Condition Report (Click here for web version)

Monitor State of the Sanctuary Report

Monitor Brochure

Monitor Fact Sheet

Data Buoy Rack Card (with information on site regulations and permits)

National Marine Sanctuary Program Fact Sheet

Charting a New Course for the Monitor, 1998
A comprehensive long range preservation plan with options for management, stabilization, preservation, recovery, conservation and exhibition of materials and artifacts from the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.

1983 Management Plan

1982 Management Plan

1975 Federal Register Notice
The original FRN announcing the designation of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.

Chronology of the USS Monitor

System map of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

Lesson Plans & Activities

See the Education Section of our website for a wealth of educational resource for both students and teachers.

Dive Slates

Dive slates were created from data collected during expeditions to various shipwreck sites. Site surveys and video and photographic data were used to create an accurate representation of the site as it existed at that time. For more information on these and other shipwrecks. along with other products, such as photomosaics and site plans, visit our shipwreck webpage.

These dive slates may be used for educational purposes or by recreational divers as they enjoy diving on the shipwrecks. To request a plastic copy of any or all of the dive slates, click here, or you may mail your request to:

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
Dive Slates
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, Va. 23606

Check back often as new slates are added.

Bedfordshire dive slate HMT Bedfordshire

Dive slate for the HMT Bedfordshire.

Keshena Dive slate Keshena

Dive slate for Keshena.

Dive slate for the U-85 U-85

Dive slate for U-85.

Dive slate for the U-352 U-352

Dive slate for U-352.

Dive slate for U-701 U-701

Dive slate for U-701.

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