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  Shotan Maru
Cargo Steamer
Naval Auxiliary

1,999 Tons
285' / 40' / 20'

Ship History
Built during 1943.

Sinking History
On February 18, 1944 while in Truk Lagoon attacked by U. S. Navy (USN) SBD dive bombers from USS Enterprise east of Dublon Island. The vessel was hit by a bomb midship causing it to sink.

The ship lies upright with little marine growth due to the death. The midship and bridge section burned prior to sinking. On the deck are the stowed anchors and several light anti-aircraft guns.

Hold #1
Remains of badly deteriorated trucks and cranes.

Hold #2
Filled with 3" artillery shells, ammunition, drums, cables, compressor, bottles, metal sheets and an engine.

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Last Updated
August 4, 2020


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