then, it has been
cut up by scrap dealers sometime during the 1960's. The
cut up plates of this ship remain piled high on the beach and lying along the
ship was one of three sunk by US aircraft on October 15th 1942, from the Japanese
attempt to get supplies to their troops.
A dive-bomber hit ammunition
in the rear hold and it sunk rapidly by the stern.
Maru - 75 mm gun
From the bow of Jap Transport Kyusyu Maru, noe sited on the hill
between Henderson Field and the Lunga river,overlooking the bridge
west towards Honiara. Still in decent condition. There are two
more rotted fixed mount guns are at the Vilu