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|236k||Starboard bow view of damages to 40mm mount, ammunition ready boxes and the pilothouse||QMCS Larry Richter, USCGR, Ret.|
|144k||Starboard side view of damages to ammunition ready boxes and the pilothouse. LT James M. Stewart, D-V(G), USNR, Commanding Officer is facing the camera.|
|414k||An unidentified Chief Petty Officer standing near explosion point on pier showing extensive damages.|
|141k||25 February 1944
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|01||LT James M. Stewart, USNR||9 January 1943|
17 May 1943
0606: Moored at Coaling Dock, Port Terminal, Morehead City, NC
0920: Commenced fueling.
0948: Finished fueling - 800 gals.
1200: Explosion of one or more A/S20 projectiles on dock alongside ship while projectiles were being cleaned. Cause unknown. Killed instantly: Miller, Wilber (n) S2/c (body missing); Williamson, Lee Jr. GM3/c (body missing); Kirmayer, Edward Francis, S2/c; Leatherman, Earl Louis, MoMM2/c and Fowler, Charles Raymond, EM2/c critically injured. Injured: Ens. Les Poyner Thweatt, D-V(G) and Pease, Arthur James, CBM(AA). Slightly injured Lt(jg) George Winthrop Hodges, D-V(S); Smith, Stanley Leroy, MoMM2/c; Hoyt, Donald Y2/c; Austin, Nibert F1/c. Two men attached to Section Base, Morehead City, NC killed instantly, Lewis, C. L. 656-62-75, S1/c, USNR and Brown, R. F2/c, 202-42-91, USN.
1207: (approx) 3 A/S20 projectiles, possibly unfuzed and 4 Mk 31 fuzes thrown over the side. Men datailed to search below decks for fire and injured personnel.
1210: (approx) Ship's generators secured and storage batteries disconnected. Fire hose laid out from adjoining ship.
1240: Crew mustered on Port Terminal Dock. Wounded and dead removed to Section Base, Morehead City, NC. Leatherman, Earl Louis, MoMM2/c reported dead enroute.
1255: Uninjured members of crew reported aboard USCG Jackson [WSC 142] and later transported to Section Base, Morehead City, NC for quarters and subsistence.
1315: Base personnel commenced removing all ammunition from ship and set fire and security watch.
Approved: s/James M. Stewart
1830: Moored Pier 5, Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, NC. - (Log entries end)
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