Japan Sees U.S. ‘Ghost’ Warship at Pacific Island
TOKYO, April 1 (AP).—The recent presence of United States cruisers at the British naval base at Singapore and current maneuvers off Hawaii were connected by newspaper reports today with a mystery warship which visited a mandated Japanese island in the night.
The newspaper Hochi quoting “various quarters”—the customary Japanese description of government sources—said a warship believed to be the American entered the harbor of Truk Island at 2 a.m. the night of March 27, played its searchlights about and departed.
The report [that] the strange vessel might have been American was discounted by informed persons in Washington, who said the entire fleet maneuvering in Hawaiian waters was accounted for. General strategy called for operations within 100 miles of Hawaii.
Reference for the above text is: Newspaper: Journal-Every Evening, Wilmington, Delaware, April 1, 1938.
With thanks to Jan Aldrich for forwarding the copy from his Project 1947 Research Notes. Page number unknown.
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Federated States of Micronesia, Chuuk
Truk Latitude 07-25-00 N, Longitude 151-47-00 E (D-M-S) [islands]
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