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Mutsuki Class Destroyer

1,913 Tons
320 x 30 x 10

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Peter Ording 2000

Sinking History
On February 17, 1944 the majority of the crew were off loaded before the U. S. Navy "Operation Hailstone" air raid. During the attack, she provided anti-aircraft fire against the attackers. Hit by a single bomb that stopped her dead in the water. On February 18, 1944 she sank near Udot Island in Truk Lagoon.

This wreck was discovered by the efforts of Tomoyuki Yoshimura who interviewed survivors and the ship's former captain. Using this information, he located the wreck in April of 1987.

The destroyer lies upright with a 25 degree list on the 130 foot bottom. Only one of the aft smoke stack is standing. There are human remains in the engine room, from the first attack.

The bow has a 4.7" gun with boxes of ammunition nearby. Torpedo tubes are just behind the gun.

The stern is buckled. A single 4.7" gun is mounted on the stern.

IJN Fumizuki: Tabular Record of Movement

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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