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  South Pass Wreck
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Sinking History
It appears this vessel was on fire and driven towards the reef on the Southern Atoll at Kawajalein Atoll when sunk. Known locally as "South Pass Wreck".

Discovery
During 1986, discovered lying upright on the reef with her bow in 70' at the bow and 95' on the stern. The wreck is 80' long and very similar to O-Buoy Wreck, but in better condition.

The strong currents and sand have kept this shipwreck from being extensively explored, but china, brass locks, swords, rifles, medicine bottles, clothing, buttons, coins and cases of unused machine gun bullets.

The wheelhouse has collapsed, and a sand bottom makes artifact searching difficult. Some human remains have been discovered inside.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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