Heavy Metal and Drugs-in 1912? / La machinerie lourde en 1912... Historical

Heavy Metal and Drugs-in 1912? / La machinerie lourde en 1912... Historical (HM1VJ6)

Location: Victoria, British Columbia V9C Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.98', W 123° 27.177'

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Q: How do you move a 28-ton gun barrel up a hill?
A: With great difficulty, and a "gun drug."
The heavyweight of Canadian artillery was the 9.2-inch gun. The barrel was 27 feet (11.2 metres) long and weighed 28 tons (this mock-up barrel is a lightweight at a mere 2 tons).
Two of these monster guns were dragged up Signal Hill in Esquimalt in 1912. No horses or oxen were used, just strong-backed soldiers, stout ropes, pulleys and winches. This cart, called a "drug," was specially designed for massive loads, with features like steel-shod concrete wheels.
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Q: Comment transportait-on, en 1912, un tube de canon pesant 28 tonnes jusqu'en haut d'un pente?
R: Avec un chariot spécial et beaucoup d'houile de coude!
Le canon de 9,2 pouces était le poids lourd de l'artillerie canadienne. Son tube mesurait 11,2 m de longueur et pesait 28 tonnes (par comparaison, cette reproduction d'à peine 2 tonnes est un véritable poids plume).
Deux de ces énormes canons ont dû être transportés jusqu'en haut de la colline Signal, à Esquimalt, en 1912. Les travaux n'ont pas été effectués au moyen de chevaux ou de boeufs : on a seulement fait appel à de vaillants soldats munis de cordes, de poulies et de treuils robustes. Ce chariot a été concu tout
spécialement pour transporter de lourdes charges grâce, notamment, à ses roues en béton cerclées d'acier.
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The gun drug in action, Signal Hill, Esquimalt 1912. Note the spiked fence in the background of the left-hand photo. Look around you-does it look familiar?
Le chariot en action à la colline Signal, à Esquimalt, en 1912. Remarques la clôture à pointes en arrière-plan sur la photo de gauche. Regardez autour de vous - la reconnaissez-vous?
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HM NumberHM1VJ6
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Placed ByParks Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, November 7th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 466495 N 5364527
Decimal Degrees48.43300000, -123.45295000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.98', W 123° 27.177'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 58.8" N, 123° 27' 10.62" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Victoria British Columbia V9C, CA
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