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  Daihatsu Landing Craft No. 4734 (Karavia No. 3)
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Daihatsu Class
Landing Craft

21 Tons
47' x 10' x 2.6'
No Armament
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Justin Taylan 2000

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Justin Taylan 2006

Wartime History
This Daihatsu is marked "4734". This is the third 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.

Wreckage
This tunnel has come to be known as Barge Tunnel (Landing Craft Protection Cave). This is the third 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.

Kanji visible on the pilots armor with the code '4734' at the base of the shield. This Daihatsu is better preserved than the first and second.

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Last Updated
January 10, 2018

 

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