Fort Ogilvie

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Fort Ogilvie (1793-1942) - A British Colonia coastal fort established in 1793 in present day Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Named for General James Ogilvie, Brigadier General commanding the Nova Scotia district between 1789 and 1794. Abandoned in 1942.

Fort Ogilvie 9" RML Gun Mounted in 6" Emplacement
Fort Ogilvie BC/FC Station Shuttered Observation Windows
Fort Ogilvie Interior, 6" Battery in Backround, BC/FC Building on Right, 7" RML Guns on Left

Fort Ogilvie History

Part of the Harbor Defense of Halifax.

Initially established in the summer of 1793 as a small crescent shaped battery about 130' long with six 24-pounder cannons mounted on traversing platforms.

The fort was enlarged and rearmed during 1862-1870 as a 4-faced irregular lunette with palisades. The new armament included five large 9" Rifled Muzzle Loading (RML) guns and five 7" RML guns.

About 1900 a two emplacement reinforced concrete 6" battery was built along with a BC/Fire Control building. This configuration was used during World War I. Those guns were replaced by more modern 4.7" guns during the first part of World War II (1939-1942).

Current Status

Located in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada. One 9" RML gun mounted in a 6" gun emplacement. Two unmounted 7" RML guns. It was unclear if the guns were reproductions or period guns. Some signs of earlier batteries. No interpretive signs were visible at the site.


Location: Point Pleasant Park, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Maps & Images

Lat: 44.62371 Long: -63.56585

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Visited: 22 Jun 2013


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