Leadership

Fire Sweeps Liner S. S. Ericsson, Threatens S. S. Queen Elizabeth

Issue 4 and Volume 100.

Fire Sweeps Liner S. S. Ericsson, Threatens S. S. Queen Elizabeth New York Firemen Avert Another Normandie Disaster Against Unusual Odds. Ship Total Loss EDITORS NOTE: The burning of the S. S. John Ericsson, originally christened the liner Kungsholm, on March 7, 1947, five years and one month after the destruction of the S. S. Lafayette, formerly the French liner Normandie, otters a number of interesting comparisons for the student of fire fighting. In many ways the two fires were almost identical. Yet there were marked differences in the strategy used to control the fire on the Ericsson and that on the Normandie, even though in the final outcome, both vessels may be classed as total losses. The author of this article had the privilege of better than a dock-side observation of both these ship fires, from the time of arrival of the second-alarm companies, until, in the case of…

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