USS Huron



DescriptionOn 23 November 1877 the ship left for a scientific cruise on the coast of Cuba. She soon encountered heavy weather and was wrecked shortly after 0100 hrs on 24 November near Nags Head, North Carolina. For a time her crew worked in relatively little danger, attempting to free their ship but she soon heeled over, carrying 98 officers and men to their deaths.
Year1877
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost98
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Huron_(1875)