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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Refinery facilities after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Refinery facilities after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of refinery structures. Pipe and metal debris can be seen in the foreground. A large cloud of dense black smoke is at the far right of the picture.
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[Fighting the fire on board the Grandcamp during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Fighting the fire on board the Grandcamp during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A group of firefighters on the dock move fire hoses into position to fight a fire on board the Grandcamp cargo ship before the explosions. A large cloud of dark smoke hangs over the dock.
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[Train near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Train near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A line of damaged freight cars runs horizontally across the image in front of a large grain elevator. The topmost edge of the nearest end of the grain elevator is missing, and damage is evident at other places on the structure. In front of the train tracks stand two large power poles. One pole has snapped into several drooping pieces. In the foreground, metal debris and a hose lie scattered over other sets of tracks. Wooden and metal debris are visible on the embankment leading up to the train tracks with the train cars. In the left foreground of the picture, the front part of a construction tractor can be seen with its bulldozer type blade on the ground. The number "#6" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting fires during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting fires during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A Coast Guard vessel sprays water on the fires near the hulks of the cargo ships after the explosions at Texas City. Heavy smoke covers the dock area.
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[Damaged freight cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged freight cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A long line of freight and box cars crosses the photograph. Damage is clearly visible on several of the cars. A large pile of lumber, perhaps railroad ties, stands at the far fight. Large pipes and debris are scattered along the length of the train. A power pole with the top snapped off and no power lines stands in the middle of the picture. In the lower right a fire hydrant stands surrounded by debris. The boom of a crane is visible in the far right, behind the train cars. The number "#26" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[Debris along the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Debris along the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Three sets of railroad lines cross the picture. Large pieces of metal debris lie on and along the tracks. In some places the railroad tracks have been broken. In the distance is the outline of some refinery structures and the Seatrain loading crane. A large cloud of smoke blowing right to left is visible in the background. The number "#13" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[A damaged storage tank after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A damaged storage tank after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A close-up view of a round storage tank. The side of the tank has been crushed in and a large gap is visible where the side and the top meet, near two gauges or valves. A long cable lies haphazardly twisted and coiled in the lower left portion of the image.
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[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting fires during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting fires during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two Coast Guard personnel standing on the top deck of a Coast Guard ship spray water on debris in the water. In the background debris is scattered on the water, and the docks on shore have been reduced to rubble. Very heavy dark smoke covers the sky.
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[Ruins of a warehouse after the 1947 Texas City disaster]

[Ruins of a warehouse after the 1947 Texas City disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph appears to have been taken from the top of a car in a line of train boxcars seen on the left in the image. This set of train cars, with visible damage, stands alongside the remnants of a warehouse. None of the structure of the warehouse is discernable. There is extensive debris scattered around stacks of some product packed in fabric bags and arranged in large square stacks. Each stack contains at least 500 bags and there are at least 14 large stacks, some visibly damaged. The debris consists mostly of corrugated metal and wood pieces. Three train cars sit on a parallel track at the right with a large group of round petroleum storage tanks beyond that. Several of the tanks have been damaged and have visible denting and crushing to their structures. The number "#43" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting a fire during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting a fire during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A Coast Guard ship sprays fire on debris in the harbor near the Seatrain loading crane. Debris covers the water in the foreground, and covers the piers and dock area. A large multi-storied building stands with most of its metal framework exposed. Heavy smoke covers the area. The number "64309" can be seen on the prow of the ship.
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