The 1917 Halifax Explosion – The Event - blow up event shelter
1917 is a busy time for Halifax port in Nova Scotia.Ships leading to cities and ports were packed with fleets of war supplies, food, ammunition and troops.The convoy is preparing for a trip to Europe, escorted by a large number of personnelarmed warships.
Several neutral vessels carrying crew members were moored at the port.Their crew were not allowed to land due to concerns that they might provide information to the enemy.Additional transportation requires new rail lines and docks, which are almost finished.
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The city is a popular center with many jobs.7: 00 on December 630 French ship Monte-From the Anchorage outside the port, Blanco travels to the Bedford Basin for a team gathering.The ship is loaded with 200 tons of TNT, 2,300 tons of wet dry bitter acid, 10 tons of cannon cotton and 35 tons of highly explosive liquid mixture called benzene.
Meanwhile, Imo, a Norwegian vessel carrying ballast tanks, left the Bedford Basin to travel to New York City to deliver relief supplies to Belgium.After several serious exercises, the IMO attacked Mongolia.Both of them entered the area of Halifax port called Narrows.
The collision was not serious, but there was an immediate fire on the Monte.Blanc.Looking forward to the ship carrying all the explosive cargo will soon blow up the captain, the pilot and the crew of Meng.Blanco launched a lifeboat to take refuge on the Dartmouth coast.
The spectacular scene attracted a large number of tourists to the coast.The Mont-Blanco drifted for 20 minutes until it rested at Pier 6, a busy industrial north end of Halifax's area known as Richmond.Only a small number of naval officers and radio dispatchers are aware of the explosives and dangers.
They don't have time to warn tourists who are not aware of the imminent dangers.Just around 9.05 am the Mont-Blanc exploded.The explosion struck the buildings with debris and embedded them in the place they landed, and none of the ships stayed next to the pier where she ended her voyage.Everything on the road was destroyed and churches, houses, schools, factories, docks and boats were destroyed.
In their homes, the sailors on board died on the spot.Others were shocked and confused by terrible injuries, including blindness caused by glass fragments.Five crew members and the captain and pilot of the IMO were killed and all crew members were killedIn addition to an injured death, Blanco survived the explosion.
The rescue began quickly in good condition.Disciplinary Forces, volunteer assistance and assistance from surrounding cities.Hospitals, shelters and even several commandeered ships in the port were soon overcrowded and several injured and homeless people were transported by train to other cities.
Help from all over Canada and the rest of the world, but Boston and Massachusetts are particularly generous.Every Christmas there is a huge Christmas tree sent to Boston as a thank you to the people of Nova Scotia.1,630 houses were completely destroyed, 12,000 houses were damaged, 6,000 people were homeless, and almost every piece of glass in Halifax and Dartmouth was broken.
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250 people have never been identified and many known victims have never been identified.Halifax Relief Board was appointed soon to deal with claims for pensions, losses and damagesHousing and rehabilitation of victims.When the Veterans Affairs Department took over the pension in 1976, it was disbanded.