Esquimalt Naval Sites

Esquimalt Naval Sites (HM1DT0)

Location: Victoria, BC V9A 6N7 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 26.168', W 123° 25.254'

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Les Sites Navals d'Esquimalt

The long naval presence here has produced a unique legacy among defence sites in Canada. From its establishment in 1865 until Britain's Royal Navy withdrew in 1906, Esquimalt served as headquarters of the vast Pacific Station. In the Dockyard, the Admiralty built wooden storehouses and repair shops for the Pacific fleet. Well-crafted brick buildings, many still in use, replaced the original structures in the 1890s. A hospital complex was installed at nearby Pilgrim Cove. Sailors who succumbed to disease or to the hazards of life at sea were buried in the Royal Navy Cemetery. Cole Island, isolated at the northern tip of Esquimalt Harbour, housed gunpowder and high explosives. In 1910, the new Royal Canadian Navy took over the base, eventually expanding the Dockyard and hospital sites to provide training and administrative facilities, and the heavy industrial complexes needed to service the modern Canadian fleet. These sites embody more than a century's evolution of naval defence by British and Canadian forces.

La longue prence de la marine a laiss? ici un ensemble unique d'une grande richesse patrimoniale. Apr son ?tablissement en 1865 et jusqu'au d?part de la Marine royale britannique en 1906, la base d'Esquimalt servit de quartier g?n?ral pour les op?rations dans le Pacifique. Au chantier naval, l'Amiraut? avait ?rig? des magasins et des ateliers en bois pour l'entretien de la flotte. Ils furent remplac dans les ann?es 1890 par des b?timents ?l?gants et bien construits en brique. L'h?pital fut install? tout pr, ? l'anse Pilgrim. Les marins qui y d?c?daient et ceux qui mouraient en mer ?taient enterr dans le cimeti?re de la base. L'?le Cole, isol?e ? la pointe nord du port d'Esquimalt, abritait le d?p?t de munitions. La nouvelle Marine royale du Canada, qui occupa les lieux d 1910, ajouta au chantier naval et ? l'h?pital des b?timents destin ? la formation et ? l'administration, ainsi que les complexes industriels n?cessaires ? l'entretien d'une flotte moderne. Tous ces sites illustrent l'?volution de la d?fense navale par les forces britanniques et canadiennes pendant plus d'un si?cle.
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 468868 N 5364862
Decimal Degrees48.43613333, -123.42090000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 26.168', W 123° 25.254'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 26' 10.08" N, 123° 25' 15.24" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-806 Belim St, Victoria BC V9A 6N7, CA
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