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  Italy Maru
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5,860 Tons


Sinking History
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.

Shipwreck
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 most haunting."

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Last Updated
January 10, 2018

 

SCUBA
100-140'

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