On February 16, 1944 while in Truk Lagoon damaged by U. S. Navy (USN) carrier aircraft. On February 17, 1944 during the morning sunk.
The bow breaks the surface and the shipwreck has little marine growth. The interconnecting No.1 and 2 holds have a variety
of aircraft and truck parts. Also Navy artillery shells. Some of this
equipment has spilled out onto the sea floor. Also, some of the
aircraft parts are likely for L2D Tabby transport aircraft. At the stern is a crude artillery piece mounted on a swivel at
the stern, and another mount which has no gun.
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August 10, 2019