|Name: Picton||Official Number: 123165||Signal Letters: HGTD|
|Tonnage: 5083 Gross, 4706 under deck, 3241 Net
||Dimensions: 378.5' long, 52.1' breadth, 27.9' deep
|Built: Stockton, Great Britain||Builder: Richardson, Duck & Co.||Year: 1906|
|Registered Port: London, Great Britain||Owners: Picton Steam Ship Co., Ltd.|
| Engines: Steam, screw
|Crew: Captain T. Smithson|
|Career: At the Sugar Refinery Wharf waiting for repairs, she had a mixed cargo, including a large number of shells (ammunition). Courageous and quick-thinking stevadores closed her hatches as the burning Mont Blanc drew near, avoiding a secondary explosion when Mont Blanc blew up. Picton did catch fire but it was extinquished by her crew with the help of the tug Lee, also in the harbour.|
|Sources: Lloyds Register, 1917; Armstrong, John Griffith, The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy (2002).; "The Halifax Explosion: A Marine Disaster" by David B. Flemming (1985); Shattered City by Janet Kitz (1989).|
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