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The Halifax Explosion

While not the deadliest or most widely remembered ship disaster, the Halifax Explosion is definitively one of the most dramatic ship disasters of all time. The Halifax Explosion - named after the city the explosion destroyed, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - occurred when the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship loaded with explosives, collided with SS Imo, a Norwegian vessel. The Halifax Explosion, which is sometimes called the Halifax Disaster, is one of the largest non-nuclear explosions of all time, and to this day it is the largest accidental explosion of conventional weapons ever. The dimensions of the explosion are almost unthinkable. Below is a brief overview of the Halifax Explosion, which took place in the context of World War One (WWI). Read more [...]