The 2,540-ton merchant ship was sunk by two Japanese aircraft on Aug. 6, 1943, while transporting a cargo of supplies from Sydney to the northern city of Darwin. The ship’s captain and 36 crewmen survived.
Steinberg said the discovery of the wreck after so many years is a significant reminder of the role northern Australia played during World War II.
“We were part of the front line during the war,” the marine archaeologist said.
Story: Kyodo News | Photo: Australian War Memorial