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  E13A1 Jake Manufacture Number ?  
IJN
? Kōkūtai

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Laurence Murphy 1997

Aircraft History
Built by Aichi at Watanabe Iron Works. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to ? Kōkūtai. No known tail code or markings.

Wartime History
Unknown. Sunk northwest of Koror.

Wreckage
The engine is still partially attached, but fallen forward. The right pontoon is missing, but left still attached. Located several years ago near the Northeast Seaplane Base off the northern side of Arakabesan Island (Ngerekebesang). Since the early 2000s, this aircraft is a popular SCUBA dive site.

Bent Prop dove the site on February 28, 2007:
"The beauty of this dive site is that it is shallow, 40 feet or so. It’s easy to find. The currents are not normally strong. And the wreck is relatively intact. The tail was shot off and is lying to the side. The motor has broken off and is sitting at an angle right in front of the fuselage. And there are a few fish hanging around."

References
Fish 'n Fins - Dive Sites - Jake Seaplane
SCUBA Diving magazine "World's Best Wrecks" April 2007
Bent Prop PMAN IX progress report 12 February 28, 2007
Mashpedia Video - Diving Palau Aichi E13 Jake Seaplane

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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