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    Guadalcanal Diving  Solomon Islands

SCUBA divable shipwrecks and aircraft wrecks along the northern coast of Guadalcanal

Sunk January 29, 1943

USS Serpens AK-97
Sunk January 29, 1945 by accidental explosion

USS John Penn APA-23 (AP-51)
Sunk August 13, 1943

USS Jarvis DD-393
Sunk August 9, 1942

B-17E "Bessie The Jap Basher " 41-2420
Ditched September 24, 1942

Sasako Maru
Sunk October 15, 1942

Kyusyu Maru (Ruinin Wreck)
Sunk October 15, 1942

Azumasan Maru (Deep Ruinin Wreck)
Damaged October 15, 1942, sunk the next day

The following Japanese transports were beached and destroyed on November 15, 1942:

Hirokawa Maru (Bonegi 1)
Beached November 15, 1942

Kinugawa Maru (Bonegi 2)
Beached November 15, 1942

Yamazuki Maru
Beached November 15, 1942

Yamaura Maru
Beached November 15, 1942


Florida Islands Group
Florida Island Group located to the north of Guadalcanal.

Kikuzuki (Kikitsku) No. 23
Damaged May 4, 1942, later salvaged by US Navy to Purvis Bay

Damaged on July 18, 1943, bow was towed to Purvis Bay and beached

Kawanishi H6K5 Mavis (M5)
Sunk August 7, 1942

B-24D Liberator 42-40877
Pilot Singletary dtiched March 1, 1944

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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