Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository"
Moving artillery pieces from their mountings and moving the mountings themselves, was an awkward and potentially dangerous job for the gun crews. It was accomplished in a routine known as repository drill.
The device commonly used for gun moving was a triangular gin — essentially a three legged hoist. The gin triangle permitted overhead access to the guns and the windlass, block and tackle allowed gun crews to lift the heavy parts.
Descendre les pièces d'artillerie de leurs affûts et déplacer les affûts représentaient un travail délicat et dangereux pour les servants. On l'accomplissait au cours du'une manoeuvre dite appelée "repository".
Le dispositif dont on se servait habituellement pour déplacer les canons était une chèvre tripode, c'est-à-dire un appareil de levage à trois pieds. La chèvre permettait d'avoir accès au canon par les dessus tandis que le treuil simple permettait aux servants de soulever les parties lourdes.
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Gin triangle in use about 1912—Signal Hill Battery
Repository drill about 1912—Signal Hill Battery
Exercice de "repository" vers 1912 Batterie de Signal Hill
This 6-inch gun barrel was an old naval piece which was used for repository training.
Ce canon de 6 pouces était une ancienne arme navale qui servait aux exercises de "repository".
Erected by Parks Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 48° 25.934′ N, 123° 27.023′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital. Marker is on the grounds of 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. Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure (a few steps from this marker); Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain (a few steps from this marker); Team Work / Travail d'equipe (within shouting distance of this marker); Canteen / Cantine (within shouting distance of this marker); Second World War Temporary Buildings (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Wisdom on the Water / Prudence en Mer
Also see . . . Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. (Submitted on October 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.