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Net Tender

872 Tons
185' Length
1 x deck gun
1 x machine gun

Ship History
Unidentified Japanese vessel, likely a net tender. The vessel is 872 tons and 185' length.

Sinking History
Sunk in the Southern Atoll of Kwajalein Atoll

Discovered in 1965, this shipwreck is a few hundred yards east of N-Buoy facing east at a depth 110' At the bow is a gun mount, the forecastle has crews quarters and is full of personal effects and the remains of bunks.

The forward hold is empty aside from a machine gun and several barrels that were probably knocked loose from the deck. A second machine gun is on the side of the deck forward of the bridge. The midship area was gutted by fire.

The bridge has several narrow tunnels and passageways. Controls, the wheel and telegraph were removed by divers. The engine room can be entered from the aft hold by swimming over a large unexploded bomb.

The stern has cables and ropes. The stern is blown apart, possibly from the ships own depth charges lying around the stern and lagoon nearby.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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