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“Morro castle”: the ship that became a house of horror. Photo

«Морро Касл»: корабль, ставший аттракционом ужасов. ФотоA terrible fire on the ship turned into a farce “house of horror”.

In the 1930s to get on this ship wanted, because he swam straight to a tropical Paradise. The fire in the “Morro castle” was a tragedy for some and a boon for others. Some even managed to earn the most realistic ride of horrors in the world.

«Морро Касл»: корабль, ставший аттракционом ужасов. Фото
«Морро Касл»: корабль, ставший аттракционом ужасов. Фото

The liner “Morro castle” (SS Morro Castle) was the pride of the merchant fleet of the United States. He made a flight from new York to Havana (Cuba), transporting passengers from the bustling metropolis, where at that time imposed a Dry law, a tropical Paradise where you can drink and play with women of the oldest profession. In the early 1930-ies a week-long cruise on this ship was a real vacation.

About the events of the “Morro castle” on the night of 7 to 8 September 1934 found all over the world. The tragedy began with the unusual death of the captain. Witnesses say he was poisoned. And at 2:45 a.m. on the ship in a secluded spot the fire started. At this time onboard there were 548 people.

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«Морро Касл»: корабль, ставший аттракционом ужасов. Фото

When the fire was discovered, the situation was already hopeless. After 15 minutes the vessel was engulfed in flames, and passengers were screaming in panic. Most of the crew, taking a boat, sailed away.

Only at 4 a.m. rescuers reached the smoldering hull of the ship. It was still a lot of people. All this time, “Morro castle” was drifting on the ocean waves.

«Морро Касл»: корабль, ставший аттракционом ужасов. Фото
«Морро Касл»: корабль, ставший аттракционом ужасов. Фото

Only on the evening of September 8, the “Morro castle” was finally beached, 60 metres from the beach in Asbury Park (new Jaisi). The news was quickly recognized by the people of new York. It burned and still smoldering ship began to get crowds of curious onlookers. People wanted to see the “Morro castle.” The next day after the tragedy Asbury Park was coming up. Came here 350 thousand people, and all the roads were clogged with cars.

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«Морро Касл»: корабль, ставший аттракционом ужасов. Фото

Local businessmen, sensing profit, has established the payment of 25 cents for entrance to the Park. They say that this interest has not caused any single attraction in the history. Additional paying, you can get on the deck of the ship still smoldering. The thrill was out of fire, masks and lanterns. They were sent to walk around the burned-out skeleton of the more than naturalistic the “ride of terror”. His success was so loud that the Governor of the state of new Jersey even planned to turn the hull into a permanent attraction. But the owner was against it and sold the vessel for scrap.

«Морро Касл»: корабль, ставший аттракционом ужасов. Фото

Years later it became known that the “Morro castle” burned ship’s radio operator is a pyro. He’s poisoned the captain.

Thus ended the story of the liner “Morro castle”, which was carrying Americans who just

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