Defence Electric Light Directing Station Historical

Defence Electric Light Directing Station Historical (HM1VJ7)

Location: Victoria, British Columbia V9C Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.946', W 123° 27.276'

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Poste de commande des projecteurs d'éclairage

Defence Electric Lights on both sides of Esquimalt Harbour entrance were used to illuminate targets for the guns at night. Engine rooms generated power for the lights. Lights and engines were controlled from this Defence Electric Light Directing Station.
The Defence Electric Lights were installed in about 1902. Two lights were located on the foreshore at Fort Rodd Hill and two on the opposite side of the harbour entrance. Three of the four lights illuminated a large area of the sea immediately outside the harbour mouth. The other light had a concentrated beam to sweep the sea beyond the illuminated area and give early warning of any approaching vessel. During the Second World War, modern searchlights replaced the original Defence Electric Lights.
Les projecteurs d'éclairage de chaque côté de l'entrée du port d'Esquimalt servaient, la nuit, à illuminer la cible des canons. L'électricité nécessaire était produit dans les salles des machines. C'est de ce poste que l'on commandait les projecteurs et les machines.
Les projecteurs furent installés vers 1902. Il y en avait deux sur le rivage au fort Rodd Hill et deux autres en face de l'entrée du port. Trois des quatre projecteurs éclairaient une grande partie de la mer à l'extérieur de l'entrée du port, et le quatrième donnait un faisceau concentré qui balayait
la mer au-delà du secteur éclaire et qui avertissait de l'approche de tour navire. Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les projecteurs modernes remplacèrent les premiers projecteurs d'éclairage.
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Defence Electric Light, about 1912
Projecteurs d'éclairage vers 1912
1902-1941 [map key reads, from left]
No. 1 light concentrated beam — range 5000 yards
Projecteur no 1 faisceau concentré — portée de 5 000 verges
No. 2 light dispersed beam — range 2000 yards
Projecteur no 2 faisceau dispersé — portée de 2 000 verges
No. 3 light — dispersed beam — range 2000 yards
Projecteur no 3 — faisceau dispersé — portée de 2 000 verges
No. 4 light — dispersed beam — range 2000 yards
Projecteur no 4 — faisceau dispersé — portée de 2 000 verges
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HM NumberHM1VJ7
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Placed ByParks Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, November 7th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 466373 N 5364465
Decimal Degrees48.43243333, -123.45460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.946', W 123° 27.276'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 56.76" N, 123° 27' 16.56" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2916-2976 Ocean Blvd, Victoria British Columbia V9C, CA
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