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Texas City in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

S.S. Grandcamp Anchor

 
 
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By Jim Evans, March 13, 2008
1. S.S. Grandcamp Anchor Marker
Inscription. This anchor was blown from the S.S. Grandcamp when this ship blew up on April 16, 1947, while moored at Texas City Terminal docks. The anchor, which weighed approximately 3200 lbs. originally, was projected from the ship to a point on Pan American property at 2000-S and 2160-E, sinking about 10 feet into the soil in landing. The distance traveled from the ship to point of landing was 1.62 miles or 8575 lin. ft.
 
Erected by The City of Texas City.
 
Location. 29° 24.507′ N, 94° 56.294′ W. Marker is in Texas City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 25th Avenue North (State Highway 197) and 29th Street North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Texas City TX 77590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas City Memorial Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas City (approx. 1 miles away); First Baptist Church of Texas City (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sociedad Mutualista Mexicana in Texas City (approx. 2.6 miles away); Booker T. Washington School
S.S. Grandcamp Anchor image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 13, 2008
2. S.S. Grandcamp Anchor
(approx. 2.7 miles away); William Jefferson Jones (approx. 2.8 miles away); Shoal Point and Half Moon Shoal Lighthouse (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Austinia (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Texas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Disaster from the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on December 4, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. The Disaster from Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 4, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. Another Article About the Disaster with Old Pictures. (Submitted on December 4, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Additional keywords. industrial disaster, explosion
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,372 times since then and 279 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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