Parker/Wallace LCM


Local Name:

Parker/Wallace LCM

Depth:

Depth is approximately 50 to 60 feet.

Anchoring:

We anchor at a nearby coral head and swim over. I will be adding a page with coordinates for the coral heads that we use soon. At that time I will add a link here to that coral head. In any case, you can anchor and use GPS to give you a bearing to the wreck. You will find Parker/Wallace Barge immediately to the north.

Location:

Latitude Longitude
Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds
8 43 49.920 167 43 8.820
8 43.83200 --------- 167 43.14700 ---------
8.73053 --------- --------- 167.71911 --------- ---------

Notes:

This wreck was found by Hal Parker and Scott Wallace. At first it appeared to be a LCM in poor shape, but as I look at the photos I suspect this may actually be a Japanese type "Super A" landing craft or something very similar.

Photos:

Here's a shot of the bow. Notice how low the sides are. This seems to match the characteristics of some of the Japanese landing crafts.
Here's a little bridge/wheelhouse. Again, this looks a lot like the photos in the ONIs for the Japanese landing craft.
The rounded stern is another key to the possible identiy of this wreck. Another visit is due to take a better look, but I think we are on our way to figuring out what this one is.

Nearby Attractions:




From: Parker/Wallace LCM
AttractionDistance (feet)Bearing (deg mag)
GBR Coral Head 435 77
Parker/Wallace Maru 271 342
Britain Upright 382 147
Phu Maru 628 114
Burt Side 522 143
Parker/Wallace Barge 59 330



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Created by Dave Fortin

Fri Aug 14 23:16:41 UTC 2020