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SC 185093 Algiers, Algeria

Photo #: SC 185093  Algiers, Algeria
Title: Algiers, Algeria
Description: Remains of a merchant ship that exploded, causing a fire on another British freighter, 17 July 1943. Debris in the water includes some of the gasoline and oil drums which exploded and were thrown over 150 feet in the air. LCVP in the right center appears to be from USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13). Photographed by Brown. Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: SC 185093
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