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 1909

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax Explosion Victim

  • Born 1915

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax Explosion Victim

  • Born 1893

    Died 1917

    Canadian Navy VR/1366 Signaller Royal Naval Canadian Voluntary Reserve

    Canadian Navy VR 1366 Signaller Royal Naval Canadian Voluntary Reserve, HMCS Musquash

  • Born 1913

    Died 1963

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax explosion

  • Born 1875

    Died 1949

    Royal Navy 350198 Ship's Corporal 1st Class HMS Niobe

  • British Army Major Royal Newfoundland Regiment

  • Profile picture for Ernest Edmund Beard

    Born 1887

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy SS101606

    Canadian Navy Petty Officer RNCVR HMCS "Niobe"

  • Born 1889

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy 234241

    Royal Navy 234241 Leading Seaman HMS Highflyer

  • Born 1873

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1874

    Died 1962

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Major 219th Battalion

  • Born 1885

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax Explosion Victim

  • Born 1886

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy 572 Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, HMS Highflyer

  • Born 1881

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax Explosion Victim

  • Born 1914

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax explosion

  • Born 1893

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax explosion

  • Born 1880

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy 9394 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry: Portsmouth Division

    Royal Navy 9394 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry Portsmouth Division

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Canadian Infantry

  • Born 1901

    Died 1917

    Canadian Navy Boy Steward Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve

    Canadian Navy Boy Steward Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, HMCS Musquash

    Canadian Navy Boy Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, HMCS Musquash

  • Born 1890

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Canadian Militia

  • Born 1883

    Royal Navy 209713 Boy 2nd Class HMS Northampton

    Royal Navy 209713 Boy 1st Class HMS CuraƧao

    Royal Navy 209713 Ordinary Seaman HMS Niobe

  • Born 1883

    Died 1971

    Royal Navy 202040 unknown Jutland ship

    Royal Navy 202040 Acting Chief Yeoman of Signals HMS Castor

    Royal Navy 202040 Boy First Class HMS Niobe