The Texas City Explosion of 1947
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April 11, 2013
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The fertilizer was not the only thing that the Grandcamp had on board for this trip. At this point in time there weren’t all of the safety precautions taken that we do now.
It’s believed that soon after workers entered the hold someone smelled smoke and spotted it rising between the hold and the hull of the ship layers from layers below the men...
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It’s documented that when the men found the smoke they used a gallon of water and the contents of two fire extinguishers to try and put out the fire before asking for a fire hose to be lowered into the hold although it was never used because shortly after that the men were ordered back topside out of the hold...
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