Victoria-Esquimalt Fortifications

Victoria-Esquimalt Fortifications (HM1DT5)

Location: Victoria, BC V9C 1H9 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 26.01', W 123° 27.22'

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Les Fortifications de Victoria-Esquimalt

From 1878 to 1956 coast artillery installations protected the city of Victoria and the naval base at Esquimalt. Temporary batteries were constructed in response to the Anglo-Russian crisis of 1878, and in the 1890s Canada negotiated with Great Britain for the building of a series of permanent defences to be manned by British troops. Canada took control of these fortifications in 1906 and, by the end of the Second World War, they had been rebuilt and greatly expanded. They were declared obsolete in 1956.

De 1878 ? 1956, des batteries c?ti?res prot?g?rent la villa de Victoria et la base navale d'Esquimalt. Face ? la crise anglo-russe de 1878, on am?nagea des batteries temporaires et, dans les ann?es 1890, le Canada n?gocia avec la Grande-Bretagne la construction de fortifications permanentes d?fendues par une garnison britannique. Le Canada prit ces fortifications en charge en 1906, puis les reconstruisit et les agrandit consid?rablement avant la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Elles furent d?clar?es du?tes en 1956.
HM NumberHM1DT5
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 466443 N 5364583
Decimal Degrees48.43350000, -123.45366667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 26.01', W 123° 27.22'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 26' 0.60" N, 123° 27' 13.20" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2978-3308 Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Victoria BC V9C 1H9, CA
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