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1998 via Dive Gizo

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2000 via Dive Gizo

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James Fincham 2004

Wartime History
Loaded aboard the Toa Maru No. 2 and secured to the deck between cargo hold No. 2 and hold No. 3. This tank was to be unloaded at Vilu on Kolombangara or Munda on New Georgia.

Sinking History
On January 31, 1943 the convoy was attacked by U. S. aircraft including SBD Dauntless dive bombers and F4F Wildcats. Damaged, Toa Maru No. 2 was abandoned and the vessel floated for three days before running arground and sinking into Kololuka Bay north of Ghizo Island. This tank went down with the ship.

Wreckage
During the sinking, this tank came loose and came to rest on its right side when the ship sank and settled on the bottom.

References
Thanks to Dive Gizo for additional information

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January 10, 2018

 

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