Body of Water: Pacific Ocean - Truk Lagoon
Vessel Type: Frieghter - Passenger Cargo - 2 Decks (Converted to Aircraft Transport/Ferry)
Built: 1938 by Mitsubishi Zosensho at Nagasaki, Japan
Length x Beam x Depth ft [m]: 437.4' x 58.5'x 26' [133.3] x [17.8] x [7.9]
Tonnage: 6,938 Gross
Official Number: 45067
Other Names (spellings): Huzikawa Maru, Fujigawa Maru
Bombed and torpedoed by planes from several air groups on February 17, 1944. Ultimately sunk by US aircraft on February 18th.
Date of Loss: Friday, February 18, 1944
Location of Loss: Truk (Chuuk) Lagoon, Micronesia
The Fujikawa Maru sits upright and was generally intack in 2003. An underwater wonderland full of war arifacts, corals, and other reef life.
Highlights: Aircraft, Aircraft parts, Machine guns, torpedos, artillary shells, glass ware, china, telegraph, depth charge, deck guns, ngine room.
Dive Depth ft [m]: 40'-115' [12.2-35.1]
Bailey, Dan E.; "WWII Wrecks of the Truk Lagoon"; pages 288-297; North Valley Diver Publications 2000; ISBN 0-911615-06-7
Lindemann, Klaus; "Hailstorm over Truk Lagoon"; pages 155-160; Wipf & Stock Publishers 2005; ISBN 1-59752-347-X