Sunday, November 18, 2007

Diving into World War II

Diving in a grave yard! Ship wrecks, submarines and sunken planes of the Operation Hailstorm (i.e. some kind of 'Pearl Harbor' for the Japanese), 16-18 February 1944.

Photo above: Penetration of the Rio de Janeiro Maru passenger ship (40m deep, 140m long). The little fellow, a
shark sucker, didn't join.

Photo above: Some kind of innovative wallpaper inside the Rio de Janeiro Maru: beer crates along the wall.

Photo above: Munition from Heian Maru, Truks largest wreck. Heian Maru is a passenger liner and cargo ship (155 length) and lies in 34m depth.

Photo above: Truck inside the Hoki Maru (138m long), a cargo ship in 42m depth.

Photo above: Road building vehicle cockpit inside the Hoki Maru.

Photo above: Zero Fighter inside the Fujikawa Maru (133m long, wreck in 34m depth).

Photo above: Looks like the secret Japanese weapon but it's just a compressor (inside the Fujikawa Maru).

Photo above: Large stern gun from the Fujikawa Maru with Troy.

Video: Penetration of the Shinkoku Maru (depth to bottom 38m, 152m long). Surely, it all happened after the meal...

Photos and video from Chuuk (formerly Truk), Micronesia, November 2007. I also dove the fascinating San Francisco Maru with its tanks on deck (too deep for my camera), the Hoyo Maru, the Yamagiri Maru and the Gosei Maru.

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At November 19, 2007 at 10:16 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

No gold?

At November 20, 2007 at 3:14 PM, Blogger brommel said...

not all gold shines, Sidney

At November 23, 2007 at 10:40 PM, Blogger brommel said...

See also Troy and Shelly at
Troy and Shelly diving into WWI at Truk Lagoon!

At November 23, 2007 at 10:42 PM, Blogger brommel said...

WWII for the above....


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