Emily Flying Boat – 16m

Kawanishi H8K1's - Emily Flying Boat, Truk LagoonNeither a ship nor a plane but a flying-boat! The Kawanishi H8K1’s allied code name was the Emily Flying Boat.

Built by Kawanishi Aircraft Company she hails from August 1941.  With a 38m wingspan and 4 Mitsubishi Engines she was capable of 460mph with a range of 4,500nm.

Today she lies on a flat bottom and is quite broken and small, she makes a good third dive in 16m of water.


Links: Photo by Michael McFadyen Scuba | Emily Flying Boat on Thorfinn

Worth a bimble

Worth a bimble