El Estero incident in 1943


#1

Interesting ammo related story
horinca.blogspot.com/2008/05/sey … -york.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_El_Estero
coastguardchannel.com/spclFe … tero.shtml


#2

Very interesting post. My father was on a British Destroyer escorting these ships across the Atlantic. Very dangerous times. He loved NY but never went back after the war.

The ship was moored at Cavan point pier NJ.


#3

The Port Chicago CA bang in 1944 was felt and heard where I live 30 miles further inland. The area has now been completely cleared of houses as the Navy still has a magazine there. A train load of munitions bound there from Nevada was set off by a "hot box"in the rail yards of Sacramento a few years back causing a nice fireworks display but no seriuos damage.
Gourd