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Ghost ships of Truk Lagoon
Appeared in DIVER March 2009
His richly illustrated account of Truk's deeper Japanese warship wrecks last December brought a warm response, so here is LEIGH BISHOP 's follow-up - it's about the shallower wrecks accessible to any diver who can make the trip to Micronesia
Remains of a Japanese sailor inside the engine-room of the Yamagiri Maru.
Don't forget to cast your vote in DIVER Magazine's latest Big Question for the chance to win a Luxfer emergency pony cylinder worth £118. This month we are asking: Do you carry any signalling device in case you get separated from the dive-boat? Answer yes or no, and feel free to comment.
Exposed top of the triple-expansion engine inside the Fujikawa Maru.
1 Momokawa Maru 2 Nippo Maru 3 Hoki Maru 4 Fujikawa Maru 5 I-169 Shinohara
A diver examines the main telegraph on the bridge of the Momakawa Maru.
Guide with a gas mask inside Nippo Maru.
Inviting ladders lead down to the lower decks of the Fujikawa Maru's engine-room.
An Isuzu type 94 truck inside the cargo holds of the Hoki Maru.
A diver examines the interior of the Betty Bomber.
Italian diver Gabrielle Paparo looks out from the cockpit window of the bomber.