USAT 'Liberty'

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silvano jung
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USAT 'Liberty'

Post by silvano jung » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:47 am

Hi all

Just had a wonderful opportunity to dive on USAT 'Liberty' at Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Ship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in January 1941. The crew beached the ship to salvage cargo. 'Liberty' was apparently beached and lay exposed until 1963 when the eruption of Mt Agung slipped the wreck into deeper water. Has anyone seen photos of the wreck prior to it submerging beneath the waves?

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Silvano
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silvano jung
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Re: USAT 'Liberty'

Post by silvano jung » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:25 pm

Correction. Ship torpedoed in January 1942

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SJ
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Re: USAT 'Liberty'

Post by GordyB2 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:27 pm

Somewhere on the 19/01/42

Here is her movements 1941-1942 and advice that she was lost. Also her description of paint and other important details such as last sailing ex Port Moresby/Thursday island

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Gordy
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