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Belgian relief boat that rammed bowder boat in Halifax. Three days after the explosion.

 Digital Image
Identifier: 2001.073.1.077
Belgian relief boat that rammed bowder boat in Halifax. Three days after the explosion.

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Summary

This photograph depicts the Halifax Harbor three days after an explosion, December 1917, showing Belgian relief boat which rammed a 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 photo-postcard, trimmed ; 98 KB

Language of Materials

English