Explosions of Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer on Board the S. S. Grandcamp and S. S. High Flyer at Texas City, Texas, April 16, 17, 1947

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Report issued by the Bureau of Mines regarding explosions that took place on two separate cargo ships in 1947. The observations, data collected, and testing done during investigations of the disaster are presented. This report includes photographs, and illustrations.

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57 p., [37] leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm.

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Kintz, G. M.; Jones, G. W. & Carpenter, Charles B. February 1948.

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  • Alternate Title: Explosions of Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer on Board the S. S. Grandcamp and S. S. High Flyer at Texas City, Tex., April 16, 17, 1947
  • Series Title: United States Bureau of Mines Reports
  • Series Title: Report of investigations (United States. Bureau of Mines) ; 4245
  • Added Title: Report of investigations: United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Bulletin 4245
  • Main Title: Explosions of Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer on Board the S. S. Grandcamp and S. S. High Flyer at Texas City, Texas, April 16, 17, 1947
  • Added Title: United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 4245

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Report issued by the Bureau of Mines regarding explosions that took place on two separate cargo ships in 1947. The observations, data collected, and testing done during investigations of the disaster are presented. This report includes photographs, and illustrations.

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57 p., [37] leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm.

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Kintz, G. M.; Jones, G. W. & Carpenter, Charles B. Explosions of Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer on Board the S. S. Grandcamp and S. S. High Flyer at Texas City, Texas, April 16, 17, 1947, report, February 1948; [Washington D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38488/: accessed May 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.