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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Muir Watson Blackmoor
Name: Rank: Service: Date of Death: Memorial: Additional Information:
Blackmoor, Muir Watson 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. The ship was was hit by two stern torpedoes from U-160 and sank by the stern northwest of Grenada. Seventeen crew members, including Able Seaman Blackmoor, and two gunners were lost. The master and seven crew members were picked up by USS Lea (DD 118), transferred to USS PC-495 and landed at Curaçao.