Dundas Point Battery

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Dundas Point Battery (1939-1945) - Dundas Point Battery was a Canadian reinforced concrete 75mm coastal gun battery on Digby Island, British Columbia, Canada. Deactivated in 1945.

World War II (1939-1945)

Part of the Harbor Defense of Prince Rupert.

A small 75mm AMTB battery was located at Dundas Point on Digby Island guarding the Venn Passage boom and submarine net defenses. Established in June 1942 on a permanent emplacement. This small battery was supported on the opposite side of the passage by two field mounted 25 pounders on Verney Island. Two 60" searchlights were emplaced to illuminated the passage.

Current Status

Site no longer exists. No period guns or mounts in place.


Location: Dundas Point on Digby Island, British Columbia, Canada

Maps & Images

Lat: 54.3225 Long: -130.415

See Also:

Sources:

  • Morgan, David, Prince Rupert Defenses, 1938-1945, GDSG Journal, Vol 14, Issue 2, May 2000, pages 15-28
  • Morgan, David, Addendum to "Prince Rupert Defenses, 1938-1945", GDSG Journal, Vol 14, Issue 3, Aug 2000, pages 94-95
  • Rowse, Sue Harper, In Times of War: Prince Rupert 1939-1945, Lulu.com, 2005, ISBN 1411639278, ISBN 9781411639270, 176 pages, page 56-59, 68

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