These photos were taken onboard by Mr. Bill Oliver, and engineer who sailed on her. Although the photos of the damaged bow seem to be from the collision with Phoenix, they were actually taken in 1947 after the the ship caught fire in Texas City.
Looking down the deck from the midship deckhouse.(Bill Oliver photo)
Another shot onboard, this time from aft looking forward toward the midship house.(Bill Oliver photo)
Damage to the bow after the fire in April 1947.(Bill Oliver photo)
Another shot of the damage. (Bill Oliver photo)
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