Adventurers Dive Log: Truk Lagoon, Fujikawa Maru

Diving the Fujikawa Maru


The Facts

Steel Freighter

Built Sunk Feb. 18 1944

depth 0-120 ft length 437 ft

A Little History

The Fujikawa Maru was sent to the bottom by the Americans along with most of the Japanese ships moored in Truk Lagoon. Waves of bombers dumped tons of munnitions upon the unsuspecting sailors. This turning point in the Pacific theatre created one of the best shipwreck sites in the world.

The Tour

It has a 4.7" bow gun and a stern gun. The number one hold contains ammunition, several machine guns, and several The number 2 hold contains a zero fighter as well wings and other aircraft parts. Number 3 hold contains oil drums. The number 4 hold which has a large hole in its starboard side from a torpedo. Number 5 hold is empty. The 6th hold contains bottles, some china and a stove. Its decks are encrusted with hard and soft corals There are sponges and the occasional black tip shark.

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