1993 Weno Blvd, Weno, Chuuk 96942, Micronesia

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The Hoyo Maru

Tanker, capsized when sunk and lies upside down with back broken. Engine room damaged, but accessible. Hull is covered in hard corals.
Depth: 9-100ft/3-30m

475' (145m), 8,691-ton Naval Tanker built in 1936 as a commercial oiler and requisitioned by the Japanese Navy in 1941. The ship was struck by a torpedo and a fire erupted on November 6th, 1943. The ship made it back to Truk where it was undergoing repairs when it was bombed again on February 17, 1944 by planes from the carriers USS Enterprise and USS Yorktown CV10. The ship capsized and sank with the loss of six crewmen.

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