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27 December. Unkai Maru No 6 - Truk Lagoon. New dive video tour released

The Unkai Maru No 6 is one of the oldest wrecks in Truk Lagoon. She was built in 1905 in Newcastle, England as the SS Venus and had a long sea life before she was bought by Japanese interests and subsequently requisitioned by the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was dive bombed, set on fire and sunk by Task Froce 58 aircraft during OIperation Hailstone on 17/18 February 1944.

See the video here;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4-kz8adalw&t=74s

 
19 December 2018. New wreck video tour released - stern section of destroyer IJN Oite

The Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer Oite had rescued more than 500 crew from the sinking light cruiser IJN Agano and was entering Truk Lagoon on 17 February 1944 - just as the American Operation Hailstone 2-day fast carrier raid began. Trying to evade the U.S. attack aircraft she was moving at full speed and turning to starboard when she was hit amidships by an aerial torpedo. She split in two and sank quickly with great loss of life. Here's the link to the YouTube video tour - subscribe if you want to be notified of further videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xa48kKe86E&t=279s

 
19 December 2018. New Truk Lagoon video tour released - Momokawa Maru

The Japanese auxiliary transport vessel Momokawa Maru was sunk by a 1,000-lb bomb from an American Curtiss SB2 dive bomber on 18 February 1944 duringthe 2-day fast carrier raid, Operation Hailstone. She was set on fire, settled by the stern and rolled to port. Here's the link to my YouTube channel for it - subscribe if you want to be notified of further wreck tours 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osfjs5g233Y&t=264s

 
13 December 2018. New unidentified Japanese WWII tug wreck in Truk Lagoon

Here's the link to my video tour on my YouTube channel of this newly located and as yet unidentified Imperial Japanese Navy WWII tug wreck off Weno.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYfVkiE7IsE&t=7s

 

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12 December 2018. NEW JAPANESE WRECK LOCATED IN TRUK LAGOON

Just back from a couple of weeks diving the famous Japanese WWII wreck at Truk Lagoon in the Pacific, the world's greatest collection of Japanese wartime shipwrecks. It has been quite a long time since a new WWII wreck was located in the lagoon, but I was priviledged to be taken out by Truk Stop Dive Centre

to dive a small presently unidentified wartime wreck that has just been located in the last few months.

I'm presently cutting a dive tour video of the wreck and this will be posted to my YouTube channel soon.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC35ew82zQcENyDTdF4B3XHg