November 2013 return trip to dive the World War II wrecks of Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon. The Japanese fleet was anchored in the lagoon and were attacked by bomber planes from an American Aircraft Carrier Task Force on February 17 and 18, 1944 during Operation Hailstone. Over 61 ships were sunk during the air attacks. Most of the sunken ships are armed freighters and naval support ships as the cruisers and destroyer war ships escaped the day before the operation.
Soft corals and Blue Damselfish on the Shinkoko Maru.
Life boat davits on the Gosei Maru.
Ascending off the hull of the Gosei Maru.
Japanese tank on the deck of the Nippo Maru.
Main kitchen galley inside the Kensho Maru.