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Repository / Manoeuvre du “repository”

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
1. Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository" Marker
Inscription.

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.
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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.

[Photo captions read]
Gin triangle in use about 1912—Signal Hill Battery
Chèvre tripode utilisée vers 1912 Batterie de Signal Hill

Repository drill about 1912—Signal Hill Battery
Exercice de "repository" vers 1912 Batterie de Signal Hill
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Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
2. Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository" Marker
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.
 
Location. 48° 25.934′ N, 123° 27.023′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria, British Columbia V9C 2W8, Canada.
 
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 (about 90 meters away); Fisgard Lighthouse / Phare de Fisgard (about 90 meters away); Harbour Mouth Defences / Défense de l'entrée du port (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository" Equipment image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
3. Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository" Equipment
. (Submitted on October 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Rodd Hill Info. (Submitted on October 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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