22nd November 1888

A Jersey ketch explodes in Bristol

A Jersey ketch carrying 300 barrels of crude oil exploded in Bristol Docks, killing a captain and three others. The ruptured vessel immediately spilled its burning cargo which, despite covering half of the docks, didn’t harm any other vessels. Unfortunately, the heat from it shattered several thousand feet of glass at the General Hospital.


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