1993 Weno Blvd, Weno, Chuuk 96942, Micronesia

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The Yubae Maru

Cargo ship lying on port side. Many artifacts, including china, a sewing machine and anchor in the forward hold.
Depth: 60-120ft/18-37m

344' (105m), 3,217-ton Army Cargo Ship built in 1919, arrived in Truk with as escorted convoy just one week before Operation Hailstone. She was used by the Japanese Navy to transport troops and cargo, although she had only a few men on board when a pair of of planes from the Carrier Bunker Hill CV17 attacked with a 1000-lb bomb and a torpedo hit, which sank her in one hour. One troop died, and two were wounded.

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