1993 Weno Blvd, Weno, Chuuk 96942, Micronesia

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The Hokuyo Maru

Passenger freighter sitting upright, with interesting bridge and engine room.
Depth: 140-210ft/42-64m

368' (112m), 4,739-ton Passenger-Cargo Ship served the Far East until the war, when she became a Naval Miscellaneous Auxiliary Ship. She was carrying cement bags when she was torpedoed to the sea floor during Operation Hailstone. Little is known about this ship or her pre-Truk Lagoon actions.

Excerpts reprinted with permission from: World War II Wrecks of the Truk Lagoon by Dan E. Bailey