Fort Rodd Hill

FORT RODD HILL is a set of coastal defences on the southern tip of VANCOUVER ISLAND built between 1895 and 1900 to defend the entrances to VICTORIA and ESQUIMALT harbours. Esquimalt in particular was an important Pacific base for the Royal Navy until the early years of the 20th century. The defences at Fort Rodd Hill consisted of 3 gun batteries manned by a permanent garrison of British troops. In 1906 the British garrison withdrew and Canadian forces took over the fort. It remained an active...

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