British Cemetery

This cemetery is home to four men that drowned from the HMS Bedfordshire. It was torpedoed and sunk with all hands lost. Four bodies were recovered and buried on Ocracoke. One grave belongs to Thomas Cunningham, one belongs to Stanley R. Craig, and the other two graves are marked unknown. The graveyard now serves as a memorial to the Royal Navy. The Bedfordshire was working with the Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy to protect the American shipping lanes during the Civil War era. In May of each year, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Graveyard of the Atlantic conduct an annual British Cemetery Memorial Service.