The Last Sunset
Malacca Strait, 15th May 1945. In what was to become the last major ship-to-ship action of WWII, the Japanese heavy cruiser Haguro was sunk south of Penang, Malaysia during the early hours of the following day, in an ambush set by the British 26th Destroyer Flotilla. The escorting destroyer Kamikaze narrowly escaped the trap.
On March 4th 2003, during an expedition specifically intent on locating Haguro, the wreck was discovered resting upright in 67 metres/220 feet of water and found to have extensive battle damage when explored and surveyed by specialised deep-shipwreck divers operating off the dive vessel MV Empress.
HAGURO WRECK SURVEY REPORT: A link to a 39 page PDF detailing the last underwater photographic survey completed on the wreck of Haguro before it was illegally salvaged by rogue salvors.
Copy and paste link: https://pacificwrecks.com/ships/ijn/haguro/expedition-operation-dukedom-%202010-EC-flag-52-report.pdf