24 Apr 1943

United States
  • Cargo ship El Estero, after having loaded 1,365 tons of munitions aboard, suffered a boiler flashback at the docks at Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. She was able to be towed away from other ships and crates of explosives and sunk in shallow water near Robbins Reef Light before her cargo detonated. ww2dbase [Jersey City, New Jersey | CPC]
10 Sep 1943

United States

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