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  Yoshino Maru

872 Tons

Wartime History
Likely, this Yoshino Maru sunk on February 13, 1944 by USAAF 5th Air Force aircraft at roughly Lat 3 20' S, Long 143 00' E (or possibly off Aitape).

A wreck, likely this ship is sunk into Muschu Bay to the west of Muschu Island. This wreck rests upright on a flat sandy bottom.

Justin Taylan dived the wreck in 2004 with John Douglas and report:
"It appears the ship might have been partially salvaged, large pieces are pulled away.  The large, center cargo hold is empty. The wreck has a lot of fish life and fan corals, very impressive dive.  All the inner compartments are easily accessible. According to villagers, the captain(?) swam to Muschu Island and was saved."

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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