DescriptionOn 16 April 1947, the French-registered Liberty ship caught fire and exploded dockside while being loaded with ammonium nitrate at Texas City, Texas. In what came to be called the Texas City Disaster an estimated 581 people, including all of the ship's crew and 28 firefighters, were lost and about 5,000 injured.
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost581
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
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