Hatteras

Hatteras may refer to:
* Hatteras (tribe)
* Hatteras, North Carolina
* Hatteras Island is an island in North Carolina's Outer Banks, at the confluence of the Gulf Stream and the Virginian current, a location which subjects the island to numerous hurricanes.
* Cape Hatteras, a key point for navigation along the eastern seaboard. The area offshore, which includes Diamond Shoals, is known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" due to the number of vessels lost there.
* Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, a historic navigational aid still maintained by the United States Coast Guard and the National Park Service was moved 1600 feet from its original location because erosion endangered the structure.
* Hatteras Yachts
* Two ships in the United States Navy have been named "Hatteras". The more famous ship was a gunboat during the American Civil War, sunk—after a 40 minute battle—by Confederate commerce raider "Alabama" under the command of Captain Raphael Semmes. Her wreckage, the property of the United States Navy though the Texas Historical Commission and Texas A&M University at Galveston, rests approximately 60 ft (18 m) underwater off of Galveston, Texas.
*"The Adventures of Captain Hatteras", the novel by Jules Verne


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  • Hatteras — [hat′ər əs] Cape cape on an island (Hatteras Island) of N.C., between Pamlico Sound & the Atlantic …   English World dictionary

  • Hatteras — (Cape H.), Vorgebirge an der Ostküste von Nord Carolina (Atlantischer Ocean) 35°14 nördl. Br., 57°59 westl. Länge (von Ferro), umgeben von Klippen u. Untiefen; häufige Windstöße u. Stürme; eine der für die Schifffahrt gefährlichsten Stellen an… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hatteras — (Kap H.), Vorgebirge auf der Nehrung, die das Haff Pamlico Sound im nordamerikanischen Staat Nordcarolina vom Atlantischen Ozean trennt, durch beständig wechselnde Untiefen den Schiffern gefährlich, mit 58 m hohem Leuchtturm …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hatteras — Hattĕras, gefährliches Vorgebirge an der Ostküste von Nordkarolina, nördl. vom Albemarlesund …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hatteras — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Hatteras est le personnage éponyme d un roman de Jules Verne : Voyages et Aventures du capitaine Hatteras …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hatteras — /hat euhr euhs/, n. Cape, a promontory on an island off the E coast of North Carolina. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hatteras — ► Cabo situado en la isla homónima, en la costa de Carolina del N (E.U.A.). Centro de confluencia de la corriente cálida del golfo de México y la fría del Labrador …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Hatteras — Hat•ter•as [[t]ˈhæt ər əs[/t]] n. geg Cape, a promontory on an island off the E coast of North Carolina …   From formal English to slang

  • Hatteras — /ˈhætərəs/ (say hatuhruhs) noun Cape, a promontory on an island off the eastern coast of North Carolina; dangerous to shipping …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hatteras — /hat euhr euhs/, n. Cape, a promontory on an island off the E coast of North Carolina …   Useful english dictionary

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