| Shipyard, dockyard|
War of 1812
RN base on Lake Erie
Amherstburg Royal Naval Dockyard Wikipedia
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.