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Halifax harbor 3 days after explosion. Showing Belgian relief boat which rammed the powder ship

 Digital Image
Identifier: 2001.073.1.074
Halifax harbor 3 days after explosion. Showing Belgian relief boat which rammed the powder ship

Dates

  • 1917

Summary

This photograph depicts the Halifax Harbor two days after an explosion, December 1917, showing Belgian relief boat which rammed the powder ship. Title taken from description on back.

Biographical / Historical

On the morning of 6 December 1917, the French Cargo ship Mont-Blanc packed with high explosives collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin. The resulting explosion killed approximately 2,000 people and an estimated 9,000 others were injured.

Extent

1 photographic_print : Black and white photograph ; 100 KB

Language of Materials

English