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Navy Tug Fighting Deck Fire on Target Ship

Tug fighting a fire on a ship
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Illustration Board; by Grant Powers; 1946; Unframed Dimensions 13H X 18W
Accession #: 88-181-O
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USS Independence (CVL-22) was not the only ship to catch fire, and the rest of the day was spent fighting fires on 23 of the target ships. Ironically, the water pumped from the lagoon to put out those fires led to more extensive contamination than that caused by the explosion.

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