SS E A Bryan, SS Quinault Victory, Coast Guard fire boat CG-60014-F



DescriptionPort Chicago disaster - On 17 July 1944 a munitions explosion on the pier triggered a massive secondary explosion on the ammunition-laden Liberty Ship SS E A Bryan, destroying her, which spread to the dock and sank the neighboring Victory Ship SS Quinault Victory and Coast Guard fire boat CG-60014-F. The largest US homefront loss of life during World War II, the disaster claimed 320 military personnel and civilians with another 390 injured. This also directly led to the Port Chicago Muntiny.
Year1944
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost320
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Ship UseCoast Guard
Ship UseCivilian
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Chicago_disaster