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Ram Mk II

 
 
Ram Mk II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 1, 2011
1. Ram Mk II Marker
Inscription.  Crew 5, Wt 30 tonnes, Speed 40 km/hr, armament - 57 mm main gun, 2 x 30 cal mg, in service 1941-1945.

The Ram tank was designed and built in Canada as part of Canada's contribution to the allied war effort in WW II. A total of 1949 Ram tanks were at the Montreal Locomotive Works in Montreal, Quebec.

This tank is dedicated to all those who have served or are serving in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1949.
 
Location. 49° 16.764′ N, 123° 6.665′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver. Marker is at the intersection of Beatty Street and Dunsmuir Street, on the right when traveling north on Beatty Street. The marker is mounted on the side of the Ram II tank to the right (south) of the Beatty Street entrance to Drill Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 Beatty Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2L9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Drill Hall (a few steps from this marker); Sherman (within shouting distance of this marker); 64 Pounder Guns (within shouting distance
Ram Mk II - front view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 1, 2011
2. Ram Mk II - front view
A total of 1,949 Ram tanks (Mk I and Mk II) were built from 1941-1943. 1,671 were sent overseas to the UK, while 277 remained in Canada.
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of this marker); 326 West Pender Street (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); BC Permanent Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Flack Block (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Here Stood Hamilton (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Dominion Building (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
 
Ram Mk II Tank and Marker - 3/4 view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 1, 2011
3. Ram Mk II Tank and Marker - 3/4 view
The marker is visible here on the side of the tank, in the middle below the turret. The Drill Hall Armoury is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 24, 2022