San Fransisco Maru

Micronesia,Asia

San Franisco Maru is one of many wrecks in Truk sunk during the ferocious air assaults on the Micronesian Islands during second world war. She laid at anchor in Truk loaded with military material when she 16.February 1944 was attacked repeatedly by American planes. A 250 kg bomb hit mid ship, and she started to leak. She slowly disappeared in the deep, taking with her the large amount of military equipment. The wreck was found in 1969 by Jaques Cousteau and is often called " The Million Dollar Wreck " because of the cargo she carried. She laid herself to rest on a depth of 42 to 60 meter. On the deck you can see remains of trucks, type 97 Chi-Ha tanks. In the the cargo holds, mines, torpedoes, bombs, artillery, anti tank weapons, ammunition, airplane motors, mechanical parts and more.


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San Fransisco Maru

117,0 x 15,5 x ? m
     
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5831 grt
Kobe ( JP ) 1919 ( JP )



Picture: San Fransisco Maru
Originally from skovheim.org
Courtesy of Dr Shane Currie
Underwater Video
Last updated: August 2019