A Brief Discussion of Two Recent Magazine Accidents at the Naval Surface Warfare Center
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER INDIAN HEAD DIV MD
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On 28 June 1992 there were two explosions in a Hazard Division 1.1 magazine at the White Oak Detachment of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. On 1 August 1994, a Hazard Division 1.3 magazine at the Indian Head Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center was destroyed by fire and explosion. This paper will describe both events. It will first describe the magazines and then describe the damage produced by the events. From this damage, estimates of the explosive yields involved are deduced. Finally, the paper will discuss in most general terms the causes of both events and any associated issues.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Ammunition and Explosives