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Ship Sinkings and Other Issues

Ship Sinkings and Other Issues

Discover some of the sinkings and disasters that plagued the ships to come out of the Camden Delaware River area such as the Polanica fire, El Faro & Marine Electric sinkings, and the fate of the Merchant Marine and Reserve Fleets in WWII.

Polanica Fire

Exhibit

Learn about the fire that engulfed the Polish freighter in 1961.

Brittle Fracture of Ship Side Shell

Exhibit

Virtual Exhibit Coming Soon!​

Sinking of El Faro and Marine Electric

Exhibit

Virtual Exhibit Coming Soon!​

Washington Naval Conference

Exhibit

Learn about the 1922 Washington Disarmament Naval Conference.

Merchant Marine in WWII

Exhibit

Learn about the Merchant Marines during WWII.

Exhibit

The need for ships to support WWI addressed by USSB

United States Shipping Board

WWII Reserve Fleet

Exhibit

Virtual Exhibit Coming Soon!​

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