Leadership

EFFECTIVE FIRE FIGHTING CHECKS THREATENING NAVY YARD BLAZE

Issue 9 and Volume 99.

EFFECTIVE FIRE FIGHTING CHECKS THREATENING NAVY YARD BLAZE Two Escort Carriers and Pier Involved in Three-Alarm Fire at Boston A THREE-ALARM fire, which threatened the entire Boston waterfront July 13 and damaged Navy Pier 2 and two escort carriers of the Navy 16th “mothball” fleet, was successfully controlled by municipal and Navy fire-fighters. At the height of the blaze, which had its origin on the dock and communicated to the carrier Manila Bay, eighteen men and a dog were rescued from their precarious position at the end of the pier, where they had been forced by the rapid spread of the flames. The workers were removed by the Boston Police Boat Pierce but only after the craft had lost its mast, radio antenna, lights and sirens and been otherwise damaged when it was forced to maneuvre through a maze of heavy hawsers, mooring the carriers, and hoselines. Patrolman Fenwick Wright,…

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