1993 Weno Blvd, Weno, Chuuk 96942, Micronesia

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The Katsuragisan Maru

Cargo ship, only found in 1994. Sunk by Japanese mine in January 1944. Sits upright - deck covered in lanterns.
Depth: 170-230ft/52-70m

285' (87m), 2427-ton Cargo Ship was formerly a tramper serving the China trade. Requisitioned by Japan's Navy on December 17, 1943, she was promptly loaded with war materials and headed for Truk Lagoon via the Northeast Pass. Unfortunately, on January 7, 1944 she hit a mine intended to protect from enemy invasion and sank with the loss of five crewmen.

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