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  Hoki Maru
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7,112 Tons
450' / 58' / 31'



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Peter Ording 2000

Sinking History
On February 16, 1944 during "Operation Hailstone" Hoki Maru was anchored in Truk Lagoon. Attacked by U. S. Navy (USN) carrier aircraft. On February 17, 1944 this vessel sank overnight into Truk Lagoon.

Shipwreck
Discovered in 1973, the shipwreck was not immediatly identified. Locally known as "The Bulldozer Ship" because of the cargo of bulldozers aboard. There are bulldozers, machinery and remains of trucks in the holds. The forecastle is the deepest part of the wreck at 170'. Gasoline and other caustic substances still seeps to the surface.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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