On November 2, 1943 anchored in Simpson Harbor off Rabaul. Attacked by U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) aircraft and hit on her port side and sunk.
A large hole in her port side
allows access to the engine room. Fuel drums litter the sand
around the wreck.
H. Sawyer adds:
"I also dived the Italy Maru in Simpson's Harbour - I wasn't
down there very long - I do remember seeing it appear as
I went down the shot line - it was like something out of
a ghost film - it made a very big impression on me - it
wasn't the first wreck I'd dived, but it was probably the
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February 4, 2018