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Old 22nd April 2023, 03:24
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Wreck of Montevideo Maru Located

"The ship at the centre of the worst maritime disaster in Australia's history has been discovered more than 4,000 metres beneath the sea, 81 years after it sank.

Japanese transport ship SS Montevideo Maru sank with about 979 Australian troops and civilians on July 1, 1942, off the coast of the Philippines.

It was torpedoed by an American submarine, which did not know it was carrying prisoners of war and civilians captured in Rabaul."

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/102255384
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Old 17th May 2023, 14:30
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Wreck of Montevideo Maru Located

Hi Edward

Many thanks for bringing this to our attention ... It was a horrible tragedy and hopefully the discovery of the SS Montevideo Maru can bring some peace of mind to the relatives of the victims.

Horrido!

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Old 8th June 2023, 18:29
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Re: Wreck of Montevideo Maru Located

Anyone interested in the terrible fate of the Australian Rabaul garrison, I can recommend the book 'Darkest Hour' by Bruce Gamble.
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