U.S. Navy Disposes of an Unexploded Ordnance
on Southern End of Hatteras Island
the National Park Service contacted the U.S. Navy regarding a potential
World War II era unexploded ordnance that was found in a remote area on
the southern end of Hatteras Island. Today, the U.S. Navy’s Explosive
Ordnance Disposal unit arrived on scene and used controlled detonation
to render it safe.
Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac said, “the disposal of two
unexploded ordnances in the last six days serves as a reminder of the
part the Outer Banks played during World War II. I greatly appreciate
the support the U.S. Navy has provided.”
first unexploded ordnance was found on Shelly Island last Friday, July
14, which prompted a temporary evacuation as a cautionary measure of the
sandbar and adjacent Cape Point. Several sources noted that the first
ordnance appeared appeared to be training piece of ordnance, also
likely from the World War II era.