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Floating Crane

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Keith W. Bryant, 1946
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Don Gould, 1984
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Justin Taylan 2000
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Justin Taylan 2006
Wartime History
Japanese pontoon barge with a crane at the stern. Know to locals as the "Singapore Crane".

Wartime History
Reportedly towed from Singapore to Rabaul. This crane was bombed after it arrived at Karavia Bay and was never used.

This stern and crane are above water and remain on the side of the road in shallow water, partially on shore.

Dave Flynn adds:
"There are Japanese manufacture plates and Japanese writing on the wreck. The pontoon portion goes underwater to about 12m and includes a winch also concrete blocks that were the counterweights for the crane."

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Last Updated
August 4, 2020



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