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Port Chicago Naval Magazine Explosion on 17 July 1944:
Court of Inquiry: Finding of Facts, Opinion and Recommendations, continued...


14. DAMAGE TO VESSELS OWNED BY PRIVATE INTERESTS: That the names of the vessels owned by private corporations and individuals, the names and addresses of the owners of each vessel, the amount of damage claimed, and the amount of damage determined by survey made by a marine surveyor attached to the Twelfth Naval District Legal Office are, as follows:

Name of Vessel Name and Address of Owner Amount of
Damage Claimed
Amount Determined
By Survey
1. M.S. REDLINE Union Oil Company of California, San Francisco, Calif. 221,121,25  
2. 14' Sail Boat William D. Gore, BM2/c USCG, U.S. Coast Guard, Crockett, California 75.00 75.00
3. Cabin Cruiser #280349 F. D. Harris,
115 Gough St., San Francisco, California
100.00 25.00
4 Cruiser #28G885 Unknown -- representative,
C. D. Horner
629 MacDonald Ave.,
Richmond, California
Not stated 55.00
5. Cruiser "Darlene" #280267 Nick Kitsos,
43 Geary Street,
San Francisco, California
Not stated 96.17
6. Launch "Mariana" John Peterson,
325 Capricorn Ave.,
Oakland, California
1,630.00 404.00
7. Motor Boat #28A307 Lt. Eugene M. Stevenson, USNR
and
John L. Stevenson,
Centerville, California
58.00 58.00
8. Motor Boat #206983 "Frank C" Bay Point Wharf & Yacht Harbor Company Ltd.
Port Chicago, California
125.00 45.00
9. Motor Boat "Spee-Dora" #28G133 Unknown Not stated 65.00
10. "Silver" #28A706 R. D. Upton,
49 Perry St.,
Redwood City, Calif.
and
Joseph Light
1300 Brown St.,
Martinez, Calif.
190.00 190.00
11. Motor Boat #28A880 Ernest Bortfeldt,
1354 18th Avenue,
San Francisco, California
184.13 138.27
  TOTAL OF CLAIMS STATED 223,483,38  
  TOTAL OF DAMAGE TO SMALL CRAFT
DETERMINED BY SURVEY
  1,151.44
 
  RECAPITULATION:
  Damage Claimed to MS REDLINE $221,121.25  
  Damage Claimed to Small Craft      2,362.13  
  Total Damage Claimed $223,483,38  
  Damage to Small Craft as
Determined by Survey
$1,151.44  

15. All officers, enlisted and civil service personnel who had not been called as witnesses were given an opportunity to appear before this court if they so desired.

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March 24, 1999