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

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

The Halifax Explosion occurred on December 6, 1917, when the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship that was fully loaded with wartime explosives. The Mont-Blanc detonated after colliding with the Norwegian SS Imo in a part of Halifax Harbour called "The Narrows". Until the Trinity test explosions of atomic bombs, it was the largest man-made explosion in recorded history.

The Halifax Explosion occurred on December 6, 1917, when the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship that was fully loaded with wartime explosives. The Mont-Blanc detonated after colliding with the Norwegian SS Imo in a part of Halifax Harbour called "The Narrows". Until the Trinity test explosions of atomic bombs, it was the largest man-made explosion in recorded history.

The Halifax Explosion in 1917

This WWI Disaster Destroyed Half of Halifax

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.

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.

The Halifax Explosion – One Plea for Help Launches a Crusade - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/the-halifax-explosion-one-plea-for-help-launches-a-crusade/

The Halifax Explosion – One Plea for Help Launches a Crusade - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/the-halifax-explosion-one-plea-for-help-launches-a-crusade/

Nova Scotia Archives - 'A Vision of Regeneration' - Archives Halifax Explosion

Nova Scotia Archives - 'A Vision of Regeneration' - Archives Halifax Explosion

▶ Halifax Explosion: The Aftermath and Relief Efforts (1917) - YouTube

▶ Halifax Explosion: The Aftermath and Relief Efforts (1917) - YouTube

Halifax explosion - Nova Scotia - Building with walls bent outward and floor collapsing

Halifax explosion - Nova Scotia - Building with walls bent outward and floor collapsing

Halifax saw the biggest non-nuclear explosion in history. It occurred in Halifax Harbor on Dec 16, 1917 when the ammo ship Mont Blanc was struck by Dutch relief ship, the Imo. The Imo was steaming at excessive speed & refused to give way. They collided, the ammo ship caught fire & exploded leveling 500 acres, killing 2000 people, and caused a 60 foot tsunami. 1000s were blinded from flying glass. Soon after, a blizzard struck dumping 16 inches of snow. It took 2 years to find the last…

Halifax saw the biggest non-nuclear explosion in history. It occurred in Halifax Harbor on Dec 16, 1917 when the ammo ship Mont Blanc was struck by Dutch relief ship, the Imo. The Imo was steaming at excessive speed & refused to give way. They collided, the ammo ship caught fire & exploded leveling 500 acres, killing 2000 people, and caused a 60 foot tsunami. 1000s were blinded from flying glass. Soon after, a blizzard struck dumping 16 inches of snow. It took 2 years to find the last…

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