What caused Halifax explosion?

SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin. A fire on board the Mont-Blanc led to a massive explosion that devastated the Richmond district of Halifax.

What is the significance of Halifax in relation to the Titanic?

Halifax, Nova Scotia played a specific role in the Titanic story. White Star Line officials in New York at first believed that the damaged Titanic would sail to Halifax, the closest major port and trains with relatives and immigration officials departed from New York to Halifax.

How far from Nova Scotia did the Titanic sink?

The wreck of the RMS Titanic lies at a depth of about 12,500 feet (3.8 km; 2.37 mi; 3,800 m), about 370 miles (600 km) south-southeast off the coast of Newfoundland. It lies in two main pieces about a third of a mile (600 m) apart.

Who is responsible for the Halifax explosion?

Pilot Francis Mackey
The blast, which was the greatest man-made explosion until the invention of the first atomic bombs, levelled the Richmond district of Halifax, parts of Dartmouth, and wiped out the Mi’kmaq community of Turtle Grove. Since that fateful day, Pilot Francis Mackey has borne the brunt of the blame for the Halifax Explosion.

Where were most victims of Titanic buried?

Fairview Lawn Cemetery
Most of the dead are buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery in the north end of the city, where four lines of mostly simple gray stone markers denote Titanic victims.

How many people were killed in Halifax explosion?

2,000 people
Approximately 2,000 people died in the blast and around another 9,000 were injured.

What is Halifax best known for?

Halifax, in full Halifax Regional Municipality, city and capital of Nova Scotia, Canada. It owes its existence largely to its location on one of the largest and deepest ice-free natural harbours in the world, which, over time, made Halifax one of the most important Canadian commercial ports on the Atlantic seaboard.