Black Rock Battery

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Black Rock Battery (1893-1956) - Black Rock Battery was a Canadian reinforced concrete 12-pounder inch coastal gun battery on CFB Esquimalt, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Deactivated in 1956.

History

Part of the Harbor Defense of Victoria and Esquimalt Harbors.

A coastal gun battery with two 12-pounder Quick Fire (QF) MK1 AMTB guns. The original guns were sent to Golf Hill Battery in 1940. Guns were replaced with other 12-pounders soon after. In 1956 the battery was incorporated into naval gunnery school and one emplacement converted to a naval 3" naval turret.

Current Status

The 3" naval gun turret appears to be still in place.


Location: East side of Esquimalt Harbor in Naval Dockyard, south of Duntze Head, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Maps & Images

Lat: 48.4282074 Long: -123.4364605

See Also:

Sources:

  • Morgan, David, Forts of the Canadian West Coast - Victoria/Esquimalt Defenses, CDSG Journal, Volume 9, Issue 2, May 1995, page 16-24.

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