Coal Bunker Fires | SpaceBattles Forums
· Coal bunker fires were pretty common on all old steel coal powered ships. The real danger though was when there was little coal and lots of coal dust. I remember reading some wear at one point that Hyman Rickover's investigation and report concluded that it was a coal bunker fire back in the 60 or 70s when it was done. The evidence was always there but the navy stuck with the mine .