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  O-Buoy Wreck
IJN
Submarine Chaser No. 1 Class

130 Tons
85' x 18' x 6.5'

Wartime History
This wreck was either Subchase CHa-18 or CHa-21, both with a crew of twevle and both sunk on the same day. Known locally as "O-Buoy Wreck".

Sinking History
Sunk on January 30, 1944 by U. S. Navy (USN) carrier aircraft in the Southern Atoll of Kwajalein Atoll.

Shipwreck
Discovered in 1983, at a depth of 120'. This shipwreck is roughly 50 yards west of O-Buoy wreck. The ship has damage to the bow and stern plus expended ammunition around the shipwreck. Many skulls have been found on the wreck. The superstructure has collapsed A search light, MG and rifles are around. The bridge has collapsed to the side allowing access to to the radio room and other compartments. Many personal effects have been Discovered, including bottles, musical instruments and perfumes, and small jade pieces. Lots of Fujikawa china is located in the galley.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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