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Halifax Explosion Memorial
Birth: unknown
Death: 1917

On December 6, 1917, the world's largest man-made explosion occurred when the ships SS Mont-Blanc and SS Imo accidentally collided in the narrows of Halifax Harbor Nova Scotia, Canada. The French cargo ship Mont-Blanc which was loaded with TNT for the Allied war effort exploded with such a force when it hit the Norwegian Imo more then 2,000 people were killed by debris, fires, or collapsed buildings and it is estimated that over 9,000 people were injured. The blast also leveled half the city and destroyed a native reserve. Erected by the New York and Pacific Steamship Ship Company in 1920, the monument is dedicated to the officers and crew of both ships whom lost their lives. There is also a grave stone marker to the memory of the lost unknowns interred in Fairview Cemetery. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Fairview Lawn Cemetery *
Halifax
Halifax County
Nova Scotia, Canada
*Memorial Site [?]
 
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Record added: Jun 10, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5658
Halifax Explosion Memorial
Added by: David M. Habben
 
Halifax Explosion Memorial
Added by: David M. Habben
 
Halifax Explosion Memorial
Added by: David M. Habben
 
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