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  Shoei Maru (O-Buoy Wreck)
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3,083 Tons
331' / 46' / 25'

Wartime History
On December 19, 1943 attacked by a PBY Catalina that made a glide bombing attack and dropped an aerial bomb. Hit, the ship was set on fire and sinking in Kwajalein Atoll Southern Atoll.

Discovery
During 1965, discovered upside down on a 140' bottom. Known locally as "O-Buoy Wreck".

Wreckage
Loaded with many munitions, the surrounding seabed is littered with mines and torpedoes, aircraft bombs and artillery shells. A small car is upright on the sea bed with mines fallen around it. An aircraft fuselage is nearby forward hold has 50 gallon drums stern has a great deal of damage.

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Last Updated
January 10, 2018

 

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