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  Daihatsu Landing Craft (Karavia No. 1)
Daihatsu Class
Landing Craft

21 Tons
47' x 10' x 2.6'
No Armament

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David Paulley 1982

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Justin Taylan 2000

Wartime History
This is the first of four Daihatsu landing craft placed in a large tunnel at Karavia bordering Karavia Bay (Keravia Bay), to protect them from aerial attack. From this tunnel, the barges could be winched along a path, and down a ridge to place them into the Bay.

This tunnel has come to be known as Barge Tunnel (Landing Craft Protection Cave). This is the first barge in the tunnel, closest to the entrance. Over the decades most removable parts have been removed. It is badly rusted, only the stern remains largely intact. The ramp portion is rusted away and is nearly level with the floor. The pilot's wheel is still present.

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Last Updated
November 16, 2018



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