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Victoria in Capital, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast (North America)
 

Royal Canadian Navy

 
 
Royal Canadian Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. Royal Canadian Navy Marker
Inscription.  To commemorate the contribution made by ships and men to the naval service of Canada for seventy year since it was founded on 4th May, 1910.
Since November, 1910 when H.M.C.S. Rainbow arrived in Esquimalt, ships and men of the R.C.N. have been part of the maritime life of Canada’s West Coast.
Ships sailed from here to fight in both World Wars and in Korea. Between maritime tasks they protect Canada’s sovereignty and show the flag in the Pacific Placed here on 30th June, 1980 by Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific and Naval Officers’ Association of V.I.
 
Erected 1980 by Naval Officers’ Association of V.I.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1910.
 
Location. 48° 25.353′ N, 123° 22.119′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital. Marker can be reached from Government Street. This marker is on the seawall of the Lower Causeway Promenade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 780 Government Street, Victoria BC V8W 1T3, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arbutus Tree (Arbutus menziesii) (within shouting
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distance of this marker); 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parade of Ships (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Empress Hotel (about 90 meters away); Customs House (about 90 meters away); Capt. James Cook, R.N. (about 90 meters away); The “Veteran Sailor” (about 120 meters away); Windsor Hotel (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .  Royal Canadian Navy - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Canadian Navy
 
Royal Canadian Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. Royal Canadian Navy Marker
The Lower Causeway Promenade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. The Lower Causeway Promenade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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