S.S. Curaca Memorial - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 44° 39.509 W 063° 37.364
20T E 450628 N 4945201
Quick Description: A monument erected to the memory men of the cargo ship S.S. Curaca who died in the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917 is located in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Posted: 5/23/2019 5:54:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM10KKF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:

A black granite obelisk in Fairview Lawn Cemetery was erected in memory of the officers, engineers, and crew of the S.S. Curaca who died in the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917. The S.S. Curaca was carrying a cargo of horses.

The base of the obelisk is inscribed S.S. CURACA. The front of the obelisk has the image of an anchor and the following inscription:

ERECTED BY
THE NEW YORK
AND PACIFIC
STEAMSHIP Co.
OWNERS OF THE
S.S. CURACA
OF LONDON
IN MEMORY OF
THE OFFICERS
ENGINEERS,
AND CREW.
WHO LOST THEIR
LIVES ON BOARD
THAT VESSEL
DURING
THE EXPLOSION
AT HALIFAX,
DEC. 6. 1917.
-----

The left side of the obelisk has the following inscription:

SIMAN ANTIA
FINLAND
CARPENTER

RAY AUBURN
NEW YORK, U.S.A.
CHIED STEWARD

JOSART BOISSEAU
MONTREAL
HORSEMAN

T. BONNICA
TORONTO (B. MALTA)
HORSEMAN

J. BOYLE
BELFAST, IRELAND

D. CAMPBELL
BARRA, SCOTLAND

JOSEPH CHARTRAND
MONTREAL, HORSEMAN

EDMUND CRANE
LONDON, ENGLAND

GEORGE EADLERMAN
LONDON, ENGLAND

YEN FAING
CHINA COOK

W.H. FAIRBROTHER
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

LANG FO
CHINA ASST. COOK

PAOLO GALEA
BRANTFORD, ONT.
(B. MALTA) HORSEMAN

T. GRAY
LERWICK, SHETLAND
CHIEF ENGINEER

F. HERBERT
LIVERPOOL, ENHLAND

The back of the obelisk has the following inscription:

MAURICE HURLEY
LIVERPOOL,
ENGLAND

ANDERS JENSEN
DENMARK

G. JOHNSTON
PHILLIPINES

JOHN JOYCE
LIVERPOOL,
ENGLAND

S. LEBEL
HULL, ONTARIO
HORSEMAN

TAM LING
CHINA ASST. COOK

P. McCANN
GLASGOW, sCOTLAND

JOHN McGAVOCK
GLENMORE, SCOTLAND

J. MacGIBBON
LUSS, SCOTLAND
SAILOR (AGE 25)

D.M. McKINNON
BARRA, SCOTLAND
A.B. (AGE 23)

D. McLACHLAN
DUMFRIES, SCOTLAND

M. McLEAN
BARRA, SCOTLAND

J. McNAMARA
BARRA, SCOTLAND

The right side of the obelisk has the following inscription:

W. MAGEE
LONDON, ENGLAND

AEC MANN
GLOUCESTER,
ENGLAND

DOMENICO MIFSUD
TORONTO (B. MALTA)
HORSEMAN

A.G. MITCHELL
BRADFORD,
ENGLAND

J.R. MORGAN
BOOTLE, ENGLAND

T. MOORE
LIVERPOOL,
ENGLAND

R.L. PICKERING
SYDNEY, N.S.

R. PRESTON
BELFAST, IRELAND

W. RICH
CARDIFF, WALES

F. ROONEY
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

GUISEPPE SAMMUT
TORONTO (B. MALTA)
HORSEMAN

A.J. SHELL
LONDON, ENGLAND

AUGUSTINO TANTE
TORONTO (B. MALTA)
HORSEMAN

WALTER TUCKER
MONTREAL. HORSEMAN

R. WILLERTON
ROCHDALE, ENGLAND

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Sponsor(s): The New York and Pacific Steamship Co.

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