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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure

 
 
Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
1. Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure Marker
Inscription.

Operating Lower Battery during an alert required discipline, precise timing and constant attention to safety.

Take Post Command
Procedure
#1. Enemy Vessel Sighted
#2. Battery Take Post Command Issued
#3. Gun Fire Opened
#4. Enemy Vessel Sunk...
or Rendered Harmless...
or Retired Out of Range
#5. Battery Stood Down.

Le fonctionnement de la batterie inférieure pendent une alerte exigeait de la discipline, une synchronisation parfaite et un souci constant de la sécurité.

À Vos Postes
Méthode
#1. Le navire ennemi est repéré
#2. L'ordre "À Vos Postes" est donné
#3. Les canons font feu
#4. Le navire ennemi est coulé...
or mis hors d'état de ne nuire...
ou prend la fuite
#5. La batterie est au repos.
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Lower Battery was built between 1896 and 1898 at the same time as Upper Battery. Two 6-inch breech-loading coast defence guns were mounted here. An adjacent barracks accommodated the gun crews of both Upper and Lower Batteries. The guns were dismounted about 1942.

Most of the battery is original. The two emplacements contain the roller races upon which the 6-inch guns rotated. The displays tell the story of the defences and the

Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
2. Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure Marker Detail
troops during the First World War.

La batterie inférieure fut construite entre 1895 et 1898, à la même époque que la batterie supérieure; c'est là que furent montés deux canons de six pouces à chargement par la culasse. Dans une caserne voisine étaient logés les servants des batteries inférieure et supérieure. Les canons furent enlevés vers 1942.

La majeure partie de la batterie est à l'état original. Aux deux emplacements, les canons de six pouces pivotaient sur des roulements. Les pièces d'exposition racontent l'histoire des fortifications et des troupes durant la Première Guerre mondiale.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 48° 25.931′ N, 123° 27.03′ 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. Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain (here, next to this marker); Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository" (a few steps from this marker); Team Work / Travail d'equipe (within shouting distance

Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
3. Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure Marker Detail
of this marker); Canteen / Cantine (within shouting distance of this marker); Second World War Temporary Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Harbour Mouth Defences / Défense de l'entrée du port (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). 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. (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Rodd Hill Info. (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Defending the Coast. (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesWar, World I
 
Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
4. Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure Marker
Middle marker, at center of photo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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