Kuop

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Kuop is located in Pacific Ocean
Kuop
Kuop
Location of Kuop Atoll in the Pacific Ocean
Kuop Atoll from space. Courtesy NASA.

Kuop or Neoch is an atoll in the state of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.[1] Its area of 0.5 km2 is uninhabited.

Geography[edit]

The atoll is 21.5 km in length with a maximum width of 8 km and is located only 3 km to the south of Chuuk atoll's southernmost point.

Islands[edit]

There are 2 small islands and two islets with a total area of 0.5 km² on its reef.[2] Givry, also known as Feneppi, the largest island, is located at the northern end of the atoll. Kuop is uninhabited; administratively it belongs to Uman municipality.

History[edit]

At the time of World War II during Operation Hailstone on February 4, 1944 Japanese destroyer Tachikaze ran aground on Kuop Atoll's reef and later sank.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statoids.com, retrieved December 8, 2010
  2. ^ "Oceandots - Kuop". Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  3. ^ WWII history in Truk Lagoon Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 7°03′32″N 151°55′09″E / 7.05889°N 151.91917°E / 7.05889; 151.91917