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One man killed and others hurt in an explosion aboard a Spanish naval vessel in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

New York City and Brooklyn, 1850s
12/05/1860
A Spanish serviceman was killed, and three others injured in a small explosion aboard the Spanish naval frigate Bereguala, then in dry-dock undergoing repairs in the Brooklyn Naval Yard in New York.  Newspaper reports stated that carelessness with a cigarette was the cause and that the fatal injuries were incurred both from the explosion and a fall to the dockside. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Brooklyn News: The Explosion on board a Spanish Frigate," New York Times, December 8, 1860 

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