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 1888

    Royal Navy 228346 Boy 2nd Class HMS Impregnable

    Royal Navy 228346 Boy 1st Class HMS Impregnable

    Royal Navy 228346 Ordinary Seaman HMS Vivid

  • Born 1869

    Royal Navy 128110 Master at Arms

    Canadian Navy 61297 Master at Arms HMCS Niobe

  • Born 1878

    Royal Navy 302745 Stoker 2nd Class HMS Vivid II

    Royal Navy 302745 Stoker HMS Medea

    Royal Navy 302745 Stoker 1st Class HMS Niobe

  • Born 1878

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant-Colonel No 2 Stationary Hospital

  • Born 1892

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax Explosion victim

  • Born 1890

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy 238217 Boy 2nd Class HMS Ganges II

    Royal Navy 238217 Boy 1st Class HMS Ganges II

    Royal Navy 238217 Ordinary Seaman HMS Niobe

  • Born 1892

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 1143

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 1143 Sergeant Composite Battalion,

  • Born 1890

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy 236276

    Royal Navy 236276 Able Seaman HMS Highflyer

  • Born 1887

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1888

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 482056

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 482056 Private Canadian Infantry 40th Battalion

  • Born 1873

    Died 1926

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Major Canadian Army Service Corps

  • Born 1880

    Died 1971

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2009555

  • Born 1895

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 90412

  • Born 1890

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2532397

  • Born 1894

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 742814

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 742814 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Born 1872

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 739267

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 739267 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Born 1890

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1885

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1889

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1896

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 479056