Halifax Explosion, Dec 6, 1917 - Remembrance from a variety of resources

Halifax Explosion, Dec 6, 1917 - Remembrance from a variety of resources

The initial resource used for this community was the Remembrance Book, the official register of Explosion fatalities.When the register was closed in December 1918, it contained 1,631 entries. Full details of the fire and explosion aboard munition ship, Mont Blanc are at https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-infosheet. Mont-Blanc with her cargo of high explosives was en route from New York via Halifax to Bordeaux, France. She collided at low speed with the unladen Imo, chartered to pick up a cargo of relief supplies in New York. The resulting fire aboard the French ship rapidly became out of control. Approximately 20 minutes later the Mont-Blanc exploded. The blast was the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons, releasing the equivalent energy of roughly 2.9 kilotons of TNT. The community also remembers the highly disciplined members of C.E.F. and others who were instrumental in coordinating relief efforts. The crew of HMCS Niobe, a Canadian Navy Depot ship made a valiant and tragic effort to avert the tragedy and men with a link to the ship and its history are also remembered. Additional web resources at http://www.forposterityssake.ca/Navy/HMCS_NIOBE.htm. https://legionmagazine.com/features/halifax-explosion/index.html

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  • Born 1880

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Captain Canadian Army Pay Corps Composite Battalion

  • Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1891

    Died 1924

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2688433

    Canadian Navy VR/4142 Ordinary Seaman HMCS Niobe

    Canadian Navy VR/4142 Ordinary Seaman Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

  • Born 1899

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force SS Curaca

  • Profile picture for James Henry Lovett

    Born 1895

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 1274112

  • Born 1880

    Died 1959

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1899

    Died 1957

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 489267

  • Born 1897

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3180354

  • Born 1899

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 283202

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 283202 Private Special Service Troops, Canadian Army

  • Born 1885

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for James Craig Tolmie

    Born 1868

    Died 1938

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Rev Major Canadian Chaplain Services 99th Battalion

  • Born 1894

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 479037 Private Royal Canadian Regiment

  • Born 1912

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax Explosion victim

  • Born 1898

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force 1046 Private Royal Canadian Regiment

  • Born 1895

    Died 1917

    Canadian Navy Stoker 2nd Class Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

    Canadian Navy Stoker 2nd Class Royal Naval Canadian Voluntary Reserve, HMCS Musquash

  • Born 1912

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax Explosion victim

  • Died 1917

    Canadian Navy Lieutenant Commander Royal Naval Reserve

    Canadian Navy Lieutenant-Commander Royal Naval Reserve, Port Convoy

    Canadian Navy Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Niobe

  • Born 1890

    Died 1917

    Canadian Navy 20714 2nd Engineer HMCS Musquash

    Canadian Navy Chief Engine Room Artificer Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

  • Born 1887

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax Explosion victim

  • Born 1908

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax Explosion Victim