SEIKO MARU                  

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The Seiko Maru was built in 1940 by the Harima Dockyard for the Darien Kisen Line as a medium freighter.

During the "Hailstone" attack, Seiko Maru was hit by dive bombers on the port side and resulting explosion set her fuel oil a fire. She was discovered by Sam Redford, who also recovered her bell.  Seiko Maru now rests at a maximum depth of 185 fsw.

Seiko Maru: Displacement: 5,386 tons; Length: 395 feet; Beam: 53 feet; Engine: 1 coal driven turbine; Max Speed: 16.1 kts. Launched: 14 MAY 1940.

                                                                                    

                                                              Courtesy-Capt. Lance Higgs S.S. Thorfinn

                                                                                MORE TRUK LAGOON  "GHOST FLEET"