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Steamship "City of Trenton" explosion Aug 28, 1921
Posted by: Jaume Rivell (ID *****9960) Date: December 08, 2009 at 16:07:14
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Looking for additional info on the horrific steamship explosion of Aug. 28, 1921 on the Delaware River near Torresdale Phila. of the steamship "CITY OF TRENTON" which claimed 15 lives (including my Great Uncle William Keen of Phila) the badly burned and maimed were first taken to Holmesburg prison for triage. Many other survivors clung to a piano floating in the Delaware River which had been blown out of the ship with the explosion.
I have a New York Times article recounting the tragedy, but there doesn't seem to be much info available. Would love to know more, and perhaps see a photo of the steamship which ran several times daily between Phila and Trenton. Does anyone know any more about this??

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