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Halifax Explosion Dec 6, 1917 - At Halifax, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc collided with the Belgian relief ship Imo. The resulting explosion, the largest before the advent of the atomic bomb, killed more than 1600 people and injured 9000 in Canada's worst disaster.


The SS Mont-Blanc. On Thursday morning, 6 December 1917, she entered Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia, Canada laden with a full cargo of highly volatile explosives and was involved in a collision with the Norwegian ship, SS Imo. A fire aboard the French ship fire ignited her cargo of wet and dry picric acid, TNT and guncotton. The resultant Halifax Explosion levelled the Richmond District and killed approximately 2000 people.


This clock was discovered in the rubble after the Halifax Explosion. The clock stopped moving in the exact moment of the blast.


Halifax Explosion 12.6.1917 A view of the pyrocumulus cloud, most likely from Bedford Basin looking toward The Narrows, 15-20 seconds after the explosion.[


"Halifax Wrecked: The Halifax Explosion" exhibition at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia - The Titanic's not the only disaster to be covered here.


The Halifax Explosion was a maritime disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the morning of 6 December 1917. SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden . ...