Kwajalein ..... a work in progress !
Sorry guys but the trip has been postponed
until 201(?) due to admin problems.
The Kwajalein Atoll is
located 2,400 miles southwest of Hawaii in the Marshell Island group. The
atoll is made up of dozens of tiny islands of which the largest is
called Kwajalein Island and is current the site of an American army
To get to
this superb location is a major epic in it self, with trips to six
different airports over several days BUT once there you will find all
the location well worth the effort. The cream of the wrecks is the Prinz Eugen. This vessel is
a German Admiral Hipper class heavy cruiser with a displacement of 14,800
tons. She is 200m long and sits with her stern out of the water and her
bow in 35m. The vessle is completely upside down which makes for some
very interesting diving in the 28 deg clear water. She had an armament of
eight 8" guns in 4 turrets, twelve 4.1" AA guns, twelve 37mm AA
guns and twelve 21" torpedo tubes in groups of three.
All pictures used on this
page have come from the websites below. I would like to thank both
Dave Fortin and Scott Johnson for permission to use their work ...
many thanks guys!
Dave Fortin's website
Other interesting websites