Aerial Photograph November 15, 1942
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Maru capsized wreckage in 1944
Yamatsuki Maru near Doma Cove
Japanese transports attempt to reinforce their garrison.
They were beached and destroyed.
Hirokawa Maru (Bonegi 1)
Near to the beahead at Lunga Point, US Costal artillery shelled this ship, causing it to capsize.
This could have been a result of being punctured under the waterline by the initial
coastal artillery shells.
Maru (Bonegi 2) were
the nearest beached to Lunga Point, about 10 miles away. The US coastal artillery shelled and got hits
on these two ships before the aircraft and the USN destroyer Meade finished
at Doma Cove
up near Tenaro near Cape Esperance