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Volcanic activity raises Japanese ghost ships from the deep


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A sudden bout of seismic activity in the chain of islands due south of Tokyo has left a number of ships sunk as part of the bloody US assault on Iwo Jima in the spring of 1945 high and dry.

The decomposing hulks are what's left of 24 Japanese transport vessels captured by the US Navy in the closing stages of World War II and deliberately scuttled off the western coast of the island to form a port.

The island had no serviceable port facilities at the time, so the sunken ships were designed to serve as a breakwater to protect vessels that were unloading men and material for troops still battling the Japanese.

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