Ferguson Point Battery

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Ferguson Point Battery (1939-1945) - A World War II coastal gun battery established on Ferguson Point in 1939 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Abandoned in 1945. Also known as Stanley Park Battery.

Ferguson Point Teahouse Formerly the Officer's Mess of Ferguson Point Battery
Outline of the Buried Ferguson Point Battery
Ferguson Point Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery Marker in Center

History of Ferguson Point Battery

Part of the Harbor Defense of Vancouver in British Columbia.

Established in 1939 during World War II on Ferguson Point at the entrance to Vancouver Harbor. The battery was initially armed with two 6" MK7 guns on MK2 mounts and manned by batteries of the Canadian 15th Coast Artillery which had been mobilized 25 Aug 1939. The original guns were exchanged in 1942 for two 4.7" quick firing (QF) guns from Yorke Island Battery. On 1 Sep 1944 the battery was reduced to maintenance manning and the men of the 15th Coast Artillery were reassigned elsewhere. The battery was deactivated by October 1945.

Current Status

Ferguson Point Battery Artillery Marker

Royal Canadian Artillery Marker on site. The Teahouse restaurant at the point was originally an officer's mess. The gun emplacements were buried circa 1948 but part of the underground magazine remains, no public access to the magazine. All part of Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. Magnificent view of the harbor entrance.



Location: Ferguson Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Maps & Images

Lat: 49.30083 Long: -123.15778

See Also:

Sources:

  • Nicholson, G.W.L., Fixed Coast Artillery Defences on the Pacific Coast, 8 May 1944, AHQ Report, PDF

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Visited: 2 Jun 2014

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