An item reported that on board of the American battleship South Dakota under construction at Camden, New Jersey, USA a fire broken out in a hold. Drie labourers were missing, seven others choked in the smoke.(1)
1. Part of the South Dakota-class consisting of the South Dakota, Massachusetts, Indiana and Alabama, preceded by the North Carolina-class and succeeded by the Iowa-class. The design process for this class started in March 1937 with the design for 2 battleships accepted by the Secretary of the Navy on 23 June and a more definitive version on 4 January 1938. Building ordered on 15 December 1938, laid down by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, USA on 5 July 1939, launched by Harlan J. Bushfield on 7 June 1941, commissioned on 20 March 1942, decommissioned and laid up in reserve on 31 January 1947, stricken on 1 June 1962 and sold to the Lipsett Division of Luria Brothers&Company for 446.000 US dollars be broken up on 25 October 1962. Nicknamed Battleship X, SoDak and Old Nameless.