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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  • Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Colonel 63rd Rgt Halifax Rifles

  • Born 1862

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Colonel 25th Battalion

  • Born 1872

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force OFF VR-10 Captain Mercantile Marine (Merchant Navy)

    Other Empire Force OFF VR-10 Captain Mercantile Marine SS Stella Maris

  • Born 1888

    Died 1917

    Canadian Navy Ordinary Seaman Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve, H.M.C.S. Niobe

  • Born 1878

    Died 1936

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 282064

  • Born 1871

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Captain Halifax Fire Department

  • Born 1897

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax Explosion Victim

  • Born 1880

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Civilian Halifax Explosion victim

  • Profile picture for Edmund Loftus Crane

    Born 1894

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy Boy 2nd Class HMS Ganges

    British Army L29784 Private Royal Field Artillery 178th (Howitzer) Brigade

    Other Empire Force SS Curaca

  • Born 1880

    Royal Navy 304323

    Canadian Navy 304323 Master at Arms HMCS Niobe

    Royal Navy RFR/B/2736 Royal Fleet Reserve - Devonport

  • Born 1887

    Died 1936

    Royal Navy Acting Paymaster

    Canadian Navy Naval Secretary Royal Canadian Navy HQ, Ottawa, HMS Niobe

    Royal Navy Paymaster Commander

  • Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Colonel 66th Princess Louise Fusiliers

  • Profile picture for Frederick William Woodrow

    Born 1891

    Royal Navy J2460 Leading Seaman

    Royal Navy J2460 Boy 2nd Class HMS Ganges II

    Royal Navy J2460 Boy 1st Class HMS Ganges II

  • Born 1884

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy Naval Cadet

    Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant

    Royal Navy Lieutenant