Part of the original Japanese force that arrived at Kiska Harbor off Kiska on June 6, 1942 transporting fuel and supplies for the occupation.
On June 18, 1942 bombed by U.S. bombers from high-altitude in Kiska Harbor, leaving the ship burning and sinking. On June 21, the sinking was confirmed by photographic reconnaissance.
The bow has a 3" guns on ten-sided gun
mount. Ammunition boxes are nearby with their lids still closed,
reflecting the sudden air attack that sank the ship. The aft deck has another 3" gun on ten-sided gun
mount. The telegraph in place,
but the binnacle has been removed, probably by souvenir-hunting divers.
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November 16, 2018