OKUNOSHIMA, JAPAN. 1946-08-03. DECOMMISSIONED LANDING SHIP, TANK (LST) 814 (FOREGROUND) WAS ...

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Accession Number 131747
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Queale, Alan
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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OKUNOSHIMA, JAPAN. 1946-08-03. DECOMMISSIONED LANDING SHIP, TANK (LST) 814 (FOREGROUND) WAS LOADED WITH 85 TONS OF LIQUID VESICANT, 665 TONS OF MUSTARD BOMBS, 710 TONS OF DYPHENYLCYNARSINE AND 540 TONS OF MUSTARD AND LEWISITE GAS CONTAINERS - MAKING 2000 METRIC TONS IN ALL. IT WAS SUNK ON THE NIGHT OF 1946-08-12 IN THE PHILIPPINES SEA BY BLOWING HOLES IN ITS HULL WITH TEN BEEHIVE CHARGES WHICH HAD BEEN INSTALLED BY 17 CRE WORKS, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT SECTION, BCOF.