Halifax in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Halifax and RMS Titanic
Halifax et le RMS Titanic
Here, in Halifax, lie the remains of 150 victims of one of history’s most tragic maritime disasters. Just before midnight on 14 April 1912, the White Star liner RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. The majestic ship sank in less than three hours with the loss of close to 1,500 lives. In the aftermath of the sinking, White Star chartered three ships from Halifax and one from St. John’s to search for the dead. Of the 328 recovered, many were buried at sea. The remaining bodies were returned to Halifax where some were claimed by their families and the rest interred at the Fairview Lawn, Mount Olivet, and Baron de Hirsch cemeteries.
Ici, à Halifax, reposent 150 victimes de l’une des plus grandes tragédies maritimes de l’histoire. Le 14 avril 1912, tout juste avant minuit. le RMS Titanic frappe un iceberg dans l’Atlantique Nord. Le majestueux paquebot de la White Star Line coule en moins de trois heures, emportant avec lui près de 1 500 personnes. À la suite du naufrage, la White Star affrète trois navires accostés à Halifax and un autre î St. John’s pour repêcher les corps.
Erected by Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is April 14, 1912.
Location. 44° 39.556′ N, 63° 37.4′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker is on Windsor Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3720 Windsor Street, Halifax NS B3J 3A5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairview Lawn Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Izaak Walton & Dorothy Johnston Killam (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Halifax Explosion Unidentified Dead (about 150 meters away); Fort Needham Memorial Park (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Captain / Capitaine James Cook (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Deadman's Island (approx. 2.9 kilometers away); William Henry Chase (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); Halifax and Castine / Halifax et Castine (approx. 3.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the Fairview Lawn Cemetery.
Also see . . . Encyclopedia Titanica. The website for everything you would what to know about the RMS Titanic. (Submitted on October 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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