Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure Historical

Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure Historical (HM1VEZ)

Location: Victoria, British Columbia V9C Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.931', W 123° 27.03'

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Operating Lower Battery during an alert required discipline, precise timing and constant attention to safety.
Take Post Command
#1. Enemy Vessel Sighted
#2. Battery Take Post Command Issued
#3. Gun Fire Opened
#4. Enemy Vessel Sunk...
or Rendered Harmless...
or Retired Out of Range
#5. Battery Stood Down.
Le fonctionnement de la batterie inférieure pendent une alerte exigeait de la discipline, une synchronisation parfaite et un souci constant de la sécurité.
À Vos Postes
#1. Le navire ennemi est repéré
#2. L'ordre "À Vos Postes" est donné
#3. Les canons font feu
#4. Le navire ennemi est coulé...
or mis hors d'état de ne nuire...
ou prend la fuite
#5. La batterie est au repos.
Lower Battery was built between 1896 and 1898 at the same time as Upper Battery. Two 6-inch breech-loading coast defence guns were mounted here. An adjacent barracks accommodated the gun crews of both Upper and Lower Batteries. The guns were dismounted about 1942.
Most of the battery is original. The two emplacements contain the roller races upon which the 6-inch guns rotated. The displays tell the story of the defences and the
troops during the First World War.
La batterie inférieure fut construite entre 1895 et 1898, à la même époque que la batterie supérieure; c'est là que furent montés deux canons de six pouces à chargement par la culasse. Dans une caserne voisine étaient logés les servants des batteries inférieure et supérieure. Les canons furent enlevés vers 1942.
La majeure partie de la batterie est à l'état original. Aux deux emplacements, les canons de six pouces pivotaient sur des roulements. Les pièces d'exposition racontent l'histoire des fortifications et des troupes durant la Première Guerre mondiale.
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Placed ByParks Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 466676 N 5364435
Decimal Degrees48.43218333, -123.45050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.931', W 123° 27.03'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 55.8600" N, 123° 27' 1.8000" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Victoria British Columbia V9C, CA
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