Steve­ston Bat­tery (1940s), Steve­ston

RCN News - - News - Spe­cial thanks to David Mor­gan and Robert Zink of the Coast De­fense Study Group for pro­vid­ing info on the Coast Ar­tillery De­fences of Bri­tish Columbia.

A field em­place­ment for two 18-pounder MK1 guns. An AA bat­tery was also lo­cated here. One 18-pounder gun was later re­placed with two 25-pounder guns. Lo­cated on the north­ern bank of the mouth of the Fraser River, on top of the dike near the town. NOTES: The WWII Fire Com­mand post (1942

- 1944) was once lo­cated at "Wad­s­ley" (West Van­cou­ver), near McKech­nie Park. It was later con­verted to a pri­vate guest house, but was de­mol­ished in 2006 or 2007. A bat­tery ob­ser­va­tion post was lo­cated at Prospect Point, First Narrows (South). From 1943 - 1945 there were four ad­di­tional sites with four each 3.7-inch AA guns, which re­placed 40mm Bo­fors guns em­placed in 1942, lo­cated at Lit­tle Moun­tain, Lyn­n­mour, Burn­aby, and Sea Is­land (Van­cou­ver In­ter­na­tional Air­port). The Royal Cana­dian Air Force Sea­plane Base was lo­cated at Jeri­cho Beach, now a city park. The con­crete apron and three orig­i­nal sta­tion build­ings still re­main, now in adap­tive re-use.

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