Fujikawa Maru

Body of Water: Pacific Ocean - Truk Lagoon

Site Quality: Gold Stars

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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

Loss Details:

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

Site Details:

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

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