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  Unidentified Shipwreck off Bigel Island

Sinking History
On January 31, 1944 destroyer USS Harrison was supporting cruiser USS San Francisco engaged in a shore bombardment of Gugegue Island. The U. S. Navy vessels spotted a Japanese tanker steaming north. USS Harrison fired 153 rounds of 5" shells at the target, leaving the ship burning and sinking, believed to be this vessel.

Sunk off Bigel Island. Although not confirmed, it is believed the vessel is either 541 ton net tender Katsura Maru or 723 ton Kotobuki Maru No. 3 both of which were sunk on that day.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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