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  Yokohama Maru

6,143 Tons
435' x 66' x 32'

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USN March 10, 1942
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Don Fetterly 1992

Ship History
Built in 1912, for the N. Y. K. line as a passenger and cargo vessel. It mainly traveled the route from Guam to Japan. At the start of the war, it was converted to troop transport.

Sinking History
On March 10, 1942 was unloading off Salamaua. Attacked by US Navy carrier planes of VT-2 from the USS Lexington and sunk.

Discovered in 1968 by diver Rod Peace who was seventeen at the time. Several of its portholes are used aboard his ship, Barbarian II. Some of the vessel was salvaged in the years since its discovery, including brass, metal and its cargo.

This ship is the largest divable wartime wreck in Papua New Guinea. Rests upright in 80' to 100' of water. This wreck is strictly for experienced SCUBA divers, offering excellent visibility of about 30m average, The wreck is diveable all year round. Although the wreck has little coral growth, the main attraction lies in its immensity. As the shallowest part of the wreck, the bridge, lies at 60m. The guns remain on the bow.

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August 4, 2020


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