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SS Imo and Halifax Sugar Refinery
SS Imo and Halifax Sugar Refinery

This postcard shows SS Imo (left background) and the wreckage of the sugar refinery (right foreground) following the Halifax Explosion.

The SS Mont Blanc came to rest against the Halifax shore and exploded not far from this location, which consequently lay within the worst-hit area. The SS Imo, one of the two ships whose collision caused the explosion, was hurled against the far side of the Halifax Narrows. The explosion demolished the 10-storey sugar refinery which had been a prominent structure on Halifax's waterfront.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20030146-036

Royal Navy Warships in Esquimalt Harbour
Royal Canadian Navy Trawlers, Northwest Arm, Halifax
First World War Atlantic Convoy
German Submarine U-118
Three Canadians in the Royal Navy
Telegram Confirming Flight Lieutenant Harry Wambolt's Death
Letter to Flight Lieutenant Harry Wambolt's Parents
SS Imo and Halifax Sugar Refinery
HMCS Lady Evelyn after the Halifax Explosion
Recruiting Poster, Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve
HMCS Givenchy's Crew, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1919
HMCS Skeena Plans
"Crossing the Line" Certificate, 1938
"Do You Fit in Here?"
Semaphore Training Tool
Cap Ribbon Order
Commission, Frances Alley
Training Certificate, Evangeline Harrold
Knit for the Navy and Merchant Navy
"Meet the Navy" Program
"Meet the Navy" Program
Royal Canadian Navy Certificate of Acknowledgement
The Canadian Navy Paint Book
German U-Boat Navigation Handbook