RFA BEDENHAM EXPLODES

By 22/01/2019

24th April 1951

The RFA Bedenham explodes while docked in Gun Wharf, Gibraltar, 13 people were killed in the explosion and the hundreds of injured were taken to the Royal Naval Hospital, (then known as the British Military Hospital Gibraltar).

 

In addition to the human casualties, many buildings suffered substantial damage, including the Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and the Covent, (the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar).

 

Image: RFA Bedenham c.1950