Japanese WWII Beer Bottle from Truk Lagoon Wreck Green Glass

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  • $ 75

Japanese WWII Beer Bottle Green Glass from Truk Lagoon Wreck-These were taken by me from the wreck of the Japanese “Rio De Janiero” Maru which was sunk off of Truk Lagoon (by New Guinea). This ship is a 961 foot-long Naval transport and submarine tender that was sunk during the US attack of Truk Lagoon, which was considered retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor. Operation Hailstone started on February 17, 1944 and lasted for three days; it was one of 60 Japanese ships and 275 planes were sent to the bottom of the lagoon during the attack. The green bottles measure approx. 9.5" tall (24.1cm) and are produced in green colored glass. There is Japanese writing around the bottom of these bottles. I picked these up on a diving trip I took back in 2003. We have a few, so the one you receive will be in similar condition as the ones pictured.  They would be an interesting piece of WWII history to add to your collection!