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Photo shows Inca Gold Jewelry. The saw gold as a representative of the sun and even thought that it shines like one. Because of this, most people wore it on special occasions and even decorated their temple with it. Their belief is that the more gold you have or wear, the closer you [would] be with their god named Inti
|Inca (IX-229) aground in Buckner Bay, Okinawa next to a small floating drydock after they were blown ashore by a typhoon 9 October 1945. Another "Liberty" ship is in the left distance. In the original image, Inca's hull number (IX-229) is clearly visible in the dark patch on her starboard bow.
US Navy History and Heritage Center photo # NH 101694, courtesy Dr. Herbert F. Gabriel, DDS, 1987.
|Close-up view of Inca (IX-229) aground in Buckner Bay, Okinawa. The hull number IX-229 is clearly legible on
the bow, indicating that the ship's crew was unaware in October that the ship had been redesignated Gamage (IX-227) by the Navy Department back in August.
News of this change does not appear to have arrived in the Western Pacific until January 1946. This photo was taken by an Army Air Force dental officer, Herbert F.
Gabriel, who probably visited the site relatively soon after the end of the war.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 101694 (detail), courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|Inca (IX-229) (renamed Gamage (IX-227)) and
USS LST-823 aground in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, after being stricken from the Naval Register in early 1946 and before their removal by scrappers circa
the late 1940s. Inca served under this name and number into January 1946, when local authorities learned that she had been redesignated
Gamage (IX-227) in August 1945. The hull number barely visible on her bow is probably IX-229.
US National Archives, Army Signal Corps Collection photo # US Army C-6343.
|Close-up view of Inca (IX-229) aground in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, after Typhoon Louise ravaged the harbor there on 9 October 1945. The wreck beyond her on the right is
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. US Army C-6343 (detail)
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