Victoria in Capital, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
90 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun
Canon Antiaérien de 90 mm
During the 1950s this type of anti-aircraft gun was part of the Victoria-Esquimalt defences, although it was not used here at Fort Rodd Hill.
This American-made weapon had begun to replace the British-designed 3.7-inch gun as the Canadian Army’s heavy AA defence after the Second World War. It had a maximum vertical range of 30,000 feet and fired 22 rounds a minute.
Pendant les anneés cinquante, ce type de canon antiaérien faisait partie des défenses de Victoria-Esquimalt bien qu’il n’ait jamais été déployé au fort Rodd Hill.
Ce canon fabriqué aux États-Unis avait commencé à remplacer les canons de 3.7 pouces de conception britannique au sein des défenses antiaériennes lourdes de l’armeé canadienne. Il avait une portée verticale maximum de 30 000 pieds et pouvait tirer 22 coups à la minute.
Erected by Parks Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Forts and Castles • War, Cold • War, World II.
Location. 48° 26.044′ N, 123° 27.219′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital. Marker and gun are on the north side of the parking lot for Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria BC V9C 2W8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victoria-Esquimalt Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); "Ack Ack" (Anti-Aircraft) Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Coast Defence Artillery Positions: 1878-1956 (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper, Lower, Belmont Batteries (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site (about 90 meters away); Defensible Wall / Mur défensif (about 120 meters away); Upper Battery / Batterie supérieure (about 120 meters away); Heavy Metal and Drugs-in 1912? / La machinerie lourde en 1912... (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
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Also see . . .
1. 90 mm gun M1/M2/M3(Submitted on June 5, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Parks Canada website entry (Submitted on July 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.