oil tanker, Swansea Docks, Swansea General Hospital, Sailors Home, Arthur
The oil tanker Atlantic Duchess explodes while in Swansea Docks. February 1951Five bodies are recovered from wreckage of the empty 12,000 ton tanker Atlantic Duchess, which was gutted by a double explosion and fire. Seven men, including the captain and a relief captain are in Swansea General Hospital and a further 24 survivors are at the Sailors Home. Tug keeps a continuous stream of water playing on side of ship to keep it cool while firemen struggle through wreckage looking for missing men.3/2/1951Photo Arthur SideyB557
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|Keywords||Accidents,Explosion ,Transport ,Ships,Shipping ,Oil Tanker,Fire Boat,1950s,Disaster,Wales|
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