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  Unknown Japanese Freighter off Kavieng

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5th AF Feb 14, 1944

Wartime History
Sunk in Kavieng Harbor off Kavieng.

Rod Pearce adds:
"The superstructure and portions above water water were blown off and cut up after the war by the RAN for safe navigation to the inner harbor. The wreck looks bigger than 750 tons but undoubtedly it is the wreck in question, it also looks a little different from the picture."

Don Fetterly adds in 2000:
"Sub chaser # 39 I have been looking for this wreck. and have done all the islands around the Kavieng and have not been successful. I myself was wondering if it was infact the sub chaser at New Hanover as both photos look similar. I have just returned from New Hanover and dived the Sanyo Maru, mini sub along with the sub chaser and gun boat mentioned in Warpath Across the Pacific. It was fantastic to hold the photo in your hand and manever the vessel to the exact position where the photo was taken."

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Last Updated
August 18, 2018


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