100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy

100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy (HMX3U)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1T2 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.388', W 123° 22.155'

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Prior to 1910. the Royal Navy provided maritime defence of British North America and for the Dominion of Canada from 1867. With World War I brewing in Europe early in the 20th century, Great Britain redistributed the British fleet and reduced its stations in Halifax and Esquimalt. The Government of Canada move to assume full responsibility to protect Canada's major seaports and the longest coastline in the world. On May 4, 1910, under authority of the Naval Service Act, the Navy was created. On August, 1911 it was designated the Royal Canadian Navy by King George V until in 1968 when Canada's Navy became Maritime Command within the Canadian Armed Forces. During the Navy's first century Canada sent 850 warships to sea under a naval ensign.

One hundred years later, on May 4, 2010 this statue is dedicated to tens of thousands of Canadians who answered boat the call of their country and of the sea through service in Canada's Navy. From cities, town and villages and First Nations communities, they stepped forward to stand their watch at sea through two World Wars, War in Korea, the Cold War, the first Gulf War and the War on Terrorism. These ordinary men and women were extraordinary in their accomplishments and helped shape the history of Canada as a great maritime nation.

This statue is inspired by public gratitude for their service and is a gift from their fellow citizens and shipmates. It represents the special moment in sailors lives when they return from the sea to once again meet their family.
May 4, 2010

HM NumberHMX3U
Year Placed2010
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 4:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472681 N 5363397
Decimal Degrees48.42313333, -123.36925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.388', W 123° 22.155'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 23.28" N, 123° 22' 9.30" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 812 Wharf St, Victoria BC V8W 1T2, CA
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