Date: April 16, 1947
Description: The Wilson B. Keene cargo ship lists heavily to the right (toward the dock) after the explosions. Very heavy damage to the ship is visible, and the right side of the ship is actually below the surface of the water. Wooden debris covers the surface of the water. Across the channel, large heaps of debris can be seen on the shore. On the far right hand side of the photograph, along the dock side of a damaged warehouse, near the damaged ship, approximately a dozen men are searching through the rubble and debris. The nearest man on the dock, wearing a suit or sports coat with no tie, is facing toward the photographer but is looking down around his feet, and is himself carrying what appears to be a camera.
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