Photo #: NH 98002
USS Valcour (AVP-55) Crew Fighting Tanker Fire
Valcour's fire and rescue party cooling down the deck of the Italian tanker Argea Prima in May 1955 after controlling a fire with portable fire fighting equipment. The tanker, carrying 72,000 barrels of crude oil, had caught fire after a Dutch freighter collided with it in the entrance to the Persian Gulf. After four hours of work, Valcour was able to return the tanker to its crew, which had abandoned it following the collision.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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28 July 2002