On February 17, 1944 during the morning attacked by U. S. Navy (USN) carrier aircraft from USS Bunker Hill and USS Monterey
outside Truk Lagoon while off loading Japanese Army troops. It sunk immediately from the first of several torpedo
hits, and a fuel fire spread across the surface. Burning wreckage drifted
to Udot Island and started fires in a mangrove swamp an spread to some
Rarely dived because it is over an hour away by boat from the lagoon and because aviation
fuel still leaks form the wreck that can burn divers. A short
barrel 4.7" gun used for anti-submarine defense on the stern.
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August 18, 2018