CHOFUKU MARU 1908-1931

Chofuku Maru on reef photo unknown

Description:

Cargo Ship

Owner:

Kawashi Kisen, Kobe Master: Capt Murrai

Construction:

Steel with steam 3-cyl. 410 n.h.p. engine

Sunk:

1931/02/18

Size:

4498 tons length 117.4m beam 14.9m draft 5.5m

Underwater:

Extensive 100m site in 8-10m depth makes an interesting dive in good conditions

Built:

1908 by Russell & Co., Glasgow, Scotland

Location:

3 miles north of North West Whaling Station

Sinking:

Anchor chains broke and forced onto reef in heavy swell while attempting to assist stranded Japanese vessel SS Shunsei Maru, cargo caught fire and damaged superstructure, vessel abandoned and sunk with cargo of wheat.

Longitude:

113.662983333

Latitude:

-22.51755

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