Battery Belmont (1900-1956) - Battery Belmont was a reinforced concrete coastal gun battery on Fort Rodd Hill, British Columbia, Canada. The battery was built in 1899-1900 with two 12-pounder guns in separate emplacements. The battery was modified during World War II to mount twin 6-pounder guns i a single emplacement. Deactivated in 1956.
Endicott Period (1890-1910)
Part of the Harbor Defense of Victoria and Esquimalt Harbors.
Battery Belmont was built in 1900 with two 12-pounder guns in separate emplacements. The battery provided protection for the ships in Esquimalt Harbor against fast enemy torpedo boats.
World War II (1941-1945)
The two 12-pounder pedestal mounted guns were replaced during World War II with a single twin-barrel 6-pounder gun that was faster and more accurate. Additional changes to the battery included a new crew shelter, magazine and fire control tower.
Part of Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site of Canada in British Columbia, Canada.
Visited: 22 Jun 2009
Battery Belmont Picture Gallery