Objects and Photographs


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YMCA Building, Halifax, 1917
YMCA Building, Halifax, 1917

The YMCA building in the Halifax Dockyard was one of many structures destroyed by the Halifax Explosion.

Considered a sturdy building, the recently constructed YMCA was a place for leisure and relaxation for Allied and Canadian sailors. The proximity of the exploding SS Mont Blanc to the naval dockyards resulted in widespread damage to naval facilities as well as to the city itself.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20080060-001_8c

Torpedo Practice, HMCS Grilse
Lieutenant Jack Ross and Sailors of HMCS Grilse
Two Sailors on Board HMCS Grilse
HMCS Grilse's Crew
Convoy of the First Contingent
Bridge, RMS Megantic
SS Scandinavian, Canadian Transport
Dazzle-painted Merchant Ship, Halifax Harbour
Thomas Moore in Summer Uniform
Thomas Moore, Postwar
Royal Navy Warships, Firth of Forth, Scotland
Sub-Lieutenant Douglas Urry, Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve
"And it blew wondrous cold", Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve
Motor Launch ML 399, in Drydock, Grimsby
Reloading Motor Launch ML 139 with Depth Charges
Motor Launches Attack an Enemy Submarine
Motor Launch Rescues Crashed Seaplane
Canadians Serving in HMS Canada
Flight Commander Wilfred Austin Curtis
Halifax Pier, 1917
YMCA Building, Halifax, 1917
Dockyard Gate, Halifax, 1917
HMS Highflyer
HMCS Niobe, 1917