The second was another cargo liner built in 1919. It was in war service loaded with munitions in the Huskisson Dock, Liverpool when it was set alight on 3 May 1941 as part of the Liverpool Blitz. Although the eventual explosion is often attributed to a burning barrage balloon, this fire was put out. However flames from dock sheds that had been bombed spread to the Malakand, and the fire services could not contain the fire. A few hours after raid had ended, the ship exploded, destroying the entire Huskisson No. 2 dock and killing four people. It took seventy-four hours for the fire to burn out.