Sunk during the Pacific War into the Buka Passage to the east of Buka Town, not as far down the coast as the stern out of the water shipwreck.
Shirley Cook dove the wreck:
This shipwreck rests on its side on a 60' bottom. Known locally as "On its side shipwreck".
"Got crockery and chopsticks from the galley, and antlers, ash tray, inkwell and vase from the Captain's cabin. David said it was the Captain's cabin as Japanese captains had the habit of Deer shooting and keeping the antlers in their cabin. This wreck was only in 60' of water (to the bottom) so it was a great all day dive. Also got a round porthole."
Thanks to Shirley Cook for additional information
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October 23, 2019