Victoria in Capital, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
Upper, Lower, Belmont Batteries
Batteries supérieure, inférieure et Belmont
These batteries were constructed at Fort Rodd Hill between 1895 and 1900, as part of the defences of Esquimalt Harbour.
Upper and Lower Batteries, with their three large 6 inch guns, were designed to counter bombard enemy warships. Belmont Battery was equipped to engage fast torpedo boats, with smaller quick firing guns.
Ces batteries furent construites au fort Rodd Hill entre 1895 et 1900 pour faire partie du système de defénse du port d’Esquimalt.
Les batteries supérieure et inférieure, munies de trois gros canons de 6 pouces, étaient conçues pour riposter aux attaques des navires ennemis. Le batterie Belmont était équipée de canons plus petits à tir rapide, lui permettant d’attaquer des torpilleurs rapides.
[Gun silhouette captions read]
[Left] Twin barrel 6 pounder quick-firing gun
Bitube de 6 livres à tir rapide
[Center] 6 inch gun on disappearing carriage
Canon de 6 pouces monté sur affût à eclipse
[Right] 12 pounder quick firing-gun
Canon de 12 livres à tir rapide
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, World I • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 48° 25.997′ N, 123° 27.221′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital. Marker is along the trail leading to the Upper Battery at 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. Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site (a few steps from this marker); Coast Defence Artillery Positions: 1878-1956 (a few steps from this marker); Victoria-Esquimalt Fortifications (a few steps from this marker); "Ack Ack" (Anti-Aircraft) Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Battery / Batterie supérieure (within shouting distance of this marker); Defensible Wall / Mur défensif (within shouting distance of this marker); The Guardhouse / Corps de garde (within shouting distance of this marker); Heavy Metal and Drugs-in 1912? / La machinerie lourde en 1912... (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Also see . . . Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse. National Historic Sites of Canada entry (Submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.