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Amherstburg Royal Naval Dockyard

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Type  Shipyard, dockyard
Battles/wars  War of 1812
Year built  1796
In use  1796–1813
Garrison  RN base on Lake Erie
Controlled by  Royal Navy
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Amherstburg Royal Naval Dockyard was a Royal Navy yard from 1796 to 1813 in Amherstburg, Ontario. The yard comprised blockhouses, store houses, magazine, wood yard and wharf.

Vessels built or serviced at the yard included:

  • Ottawa – schooner built in Detroit c.1778
  • Chippewa – built in Detroit c.1790
  • Dunmore – schooner built in Detroit, 1772
  • Francis – sloop built in Detroit, 1796
  • General Hope – schooner
  • Candem – schooner
  • General Hunter – brig
  • Queen Charlotte – built at Kingston Royal Naval Dockyard and serviced in Amherstburg
  • 2nd HMS Detroit – schooner
  • HMS Lady Prevost – schooner 1812
  • HMS Caledonia – brig 1807
  • It was a major naval base on the Detroit River, with easy access to Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. The yard was burned and abandoned in 1812 during the early stages of the War of 1812 and re-located to the Penetanguishene Naval Yard.

    The site of the yard was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1928.

    References

    Amherstburg Royal Naval Dockyard Wikipedia


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