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HMCS Kootenay Gearbox Explosion 50 year Anniv.

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:55 am
by JK
It's 50 years since the HMCS Kootenay's starboard gearbox blew up, killing 9 , injuring 53 and causing a fireball that ripped through the engineroom and main alleyway. The explosion was cause by an improperly installed bearing that raised oil temperatures to 650*C.

No wonder I went gray so young doing ship repair, you were always conscious of the fact, peoples lives were dependent on decisions you took. ... ersary-50/