[Aerial view of refinery structures after the 1947 Texas City disaster]

Description:

An aerial view of Republic's refinery facilities after the 1947 Disaster. In the foreground, the large spherical liquid petroleum tank has been visibly damaged on the left and top portions of the sphere. A spiralling stairway runs from the ground to the top of the tank. Behind the tank are other refinery pipelines and structures, and a line of freight cars.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Galveston County - Texas City
Creation Date: April 16, 1947
Partner(s):
Moore Memorial Public Library
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Usage:
Total Uses: 331
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 16, 1947
  • Digitized: March 22, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Galveston County - Texas City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
April 16, 1947
Description:

An aerial view of Republic's refinery facilities after the 1947 Disaster. In the foreground, the large spherical liquid petroleum tank has been visibly damaged on the left and top portions of the sphere. A spiralling stairway runs from the ground to the top of the tank. Behind the tank are other refinery pipelines and structures, and a line of freight cars.

Note:

This photo is captioned "Republic's spheroid 75 showing hole in top from missile. This tank was half full of motor gasoline but did not ignite. Note that impact has wrecked gauging and release fittings on top" on page 23 of Report to John G. Simmonds & Company, Inc. Oil Insurance Underwriters, New York City on The Ship Explosions at Texas City, Texas on April 16 and 17, 1947 and Their Results by George Armistead, Jr., published by R. N. Blaize and J. L. Armstrong Engineers, Houston, Texas, 1947.

Physical Description:

1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Texas City Disaster, 1947
Partner:
Moore Memorial Public Library
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: veale-003
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth11911
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public