Divers find WWII wreck on which nearly 1,000 Australians died

DEEP-SEA explorers said today they had located the wreck of the Montevideo Maru, a World War 2 Japanese transport ship which was torpedoed off the Philippines killing nearly 1,000 Australians aboard.

The ship – sunk on July 1, 1942 by a US submarine whose crew did not realise it carried prisoners of war – was found at a depth of more than 4km, said the maritime archaeology group Silentworld Foundation, which organised the mission.