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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January 10, 2018