News from the Ships’s Log

Why dive with the SS Thorfinn?

You are looking for good reasons to dive Truk Lagoon with the SS Thorfinn, keep on reading! Your advantages of living aboard this converted whaler in a nutshell: Located in the very heart of Truk Lagoon Less weather exposed The ship has a huge tonnage and is very stable Less likely to get seasick Your…

Seiko Maru

  Seiko Maru The SS Seiko Maru was launched July 17, 1940 for original owners, Dairen Steamship Co. as a modern cargo vessel of a then unique design with engines aft rather than amidships. This design offered increased cargo hold space eliminating a space robbing propeller shaft tunnel and a need for extended shaft and…

British Attack On Truk

One of the less publicised attacks on Truk was a raid carried out by a British led task group on the 14th – 15th June 1945. By this time Truk had been neutralised as a major threat to operations in the Pacific and ‘Operation Inmate’ as the attack was called wasn’t much more than a…