Momokawa Maru

Micronesia,Asia

Momokawa Maru was a combined passenger and cargo ship laid down by Kawasaki Zonsensho K.K in December 1939. She was launched in 1940 for the Japanese company Kawasaki Kisen - K Line. She was commissioned in March 1941 and sailed a few months for her new owners before the Imperial Japanese Navy requisitioned her in December 1941. She was widely used as a military transport all over the Pacific. While at anchor outside Truk Lagoon 15.October 1944 loaded with plane parts, trucks and ammunition, she is attacked by American Helldiver dive bombers from USS Bunker Hill. After a hit mid ships she disappears in the deep together with one man from the crew. The wreck rest today on her port side on a depth of 27 to 40 meter east of Tonoas..


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Momokawa Maru

107,3 x 15,2 x 8,4 m
     
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3829 grt
Kobe ( UK ) 1940
Kobe ( JP )

07o 20´N, 151o 53´E

Last updated: February 2021