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 Halifax Explosion Memorial

Halifax Explosion Memorial

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Death 6 Dec 1917 (aged 25)
Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burial Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Memorial ID 5658 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 10 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5658
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Halifax Explosion Memorial (29 Jul 1892–6 Dec 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5658, citing Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .