Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository" Historical

Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository" Historical (HM1VE1)

Location: Victoria, British Columbia V9C Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.934', W 123° 27.023'

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Moving artillery pieces from their mountings and moving the mountings themselves, was an awkward and potentially dangerous job for the gun crews. It was accomplished in a routine known as repository drill.
The device commonly used for gun moving was a triangular gin — essentially a three legged hoist. The gin triangle permitted overhead access to the guns and the windlass, block and tackle allowed gun crews to lift the heavy parts.
Descendre les pièces d'artillerie de leurs affûts et déplacer les affûts représentaient un travail délicat et dangereux pour les servants. On l'accomplissait au cours du'une manoeuvre dite appelée "repository".
Le dispositif dont on se servait habituellement pour déplacer les canons était une chèvre tripode, c'est-à-dire un appareil de levage à trois pieds. La chèvre permettait d'avoir accès au canon par les dessus tandis que le treuil simple permettait aux servants de soulever les parties lourdes.
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Gin triangle in use about 1912—Signal Hill Battery
Chèvre tripode utilisée vers 1912 Batterie de Signal Hill
Repository drill about 1912—Signal Hill Battery
Exercice de "repository" vers 1912 Batterie de Signal Hill
6-inch gun barrel was an old naval piece which was used for repository training.
Ce canon de 6 pouces était une ancienne arme navale qui servait aux exercises de "repository".
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HM NumberHM1VE1
Placed ByParks Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 466685 N 5364440
Decimal Degrees48.43223333, -123.45038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.934', W 123° 27.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 56.04" N, 123° 27' 1.38" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Victoria British Columbia V9C, CA
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