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The Anchor from the SS Grandchamp Whose Explosion Caused the Deadliest Industrial Disaster in U.S. History

At 9:12 A. M., April 16, 1947, the French freighter Grandchamp exploded in Texas City, Texas, setting off a disaster that killed 576 and injured an estimated 5,000.

This 10,640 pound anchor was found buried ½ mile from the scene of the explosion.

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