Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II
Muir Watson Blackmoor
Name: Rank: Service: Date of Death: Memorial:
Muir Watson Blackmoor Able Seaman SS Christian J. Kampmann (Canada), Canadian Merchant Navy November 3, 1942 Halifax Memorial Commemorated on Page 96 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 28, February 29, and July 28 Able Seaman Blackmore was born on December 14, 1915 at Onslow Mountain, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia. He was the son of Ella May Blackmoor, of Truro, Nova Scotia. At 2:02 am on November 3, 1942, the Christian J. Kampmann was travelling in convoy TAG-18 from the Port of Spain, Trinidad northbound for Guantanamo, Cuba, with a cargo of sugar and rum from Demerara, British Guyana. The ship was hit by two torpedoes from U-160 and sank by the stern northwest of Grenada. Seventeen crew members, including Able Seaman Muir Watson Blackmoor, and two gunners were lost. The master and seven crew members were picked up by USS Lea (DD-118), a Wickes-class destroyer and transferred to USS PC-495, a submarine chaser, and landed at Curaçao. Able Seaman Muir Watson Blackmoor was lost at sea with no known grave and is remembered on the Halifax Memorial in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Also lost were John William Coombs, and Justin Bishop of Nova Scotia.
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