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Eric Sevareid Introduces The Far-Fetched Truth Of The SS Morro Castle, The Ward Line Ocean Liner That Caught Fire At Sea On September 8, 1934, Killing 137 Souls, Deaths That May In Fact Have Been Mass Murder! Features John Goodman In His First Television Role, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1982, 29 Minutes.) #LastVoyageOfTheMorroCastle #EricSevareid #JohnGoodman #SSMorroCastle #MorroCastle #TELMorroCastle #NavalDisasters #AsburyPark #GeorgeRogers #MassMurders #AmericanHistory #USHistory #HistoryOfTheUS #MorrowCastle #DVD #VideoDownload #USBFlashDrive
September 8, 1934: Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 137 people. SS Morro Castle was an ocean liner of the 1930s that was built for the Ward Line for voyages between New York City and Havana, Cuba. The ship was named for the Morro Castle fortress that guards the entrance to Havana Bay. On the morning of September 8, 1934, en route from Havana to New York, the ship caught fire and burned, killing 137 passengers and crew members. The ship eventually beached herself near Asbury Park, New Jersey, and remained there for several months until she was towed off and scrapped. The devastating fire aboard the Morro Castle was a catalyst for improved shipboard fire safety. Today, the use of fire-retardant materials, automatic fire doors, ship-wide fire alarms, and greater attention to fire drills and procedures resulted directly from the Morro Castle disaster. Officially, the fire's cause was never determined. In the mid-1980s, a dramatization of the fire entitled "The Mystery of the Morro Castle" starring John Goodman in his first television role as Radio Officer George Rogers, blamed Rogers for causing the fire.