Halifax Searchlight - 1941 - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This Dynamotor Model SD46ABB; Type D; FRAME 46A;General Electric 60 In Search Light No. 213; Type AA, is located inside the Lebreton Gallery of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/7/2019 10:44:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM10PM8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Inscription on a plaque next to the searchlight:

Halifax Searchlight 1941

Two soldiers stand beside a 60 inch anti-aircraft searchlight in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As Canada's largest Atlantic Port and naval base, Halifax had extensive defence against air and sea attacks. The search light in this photograph is a difference model than the one in the museum collection.

60 - Inch Search light Type AA
Used by Canada 1940's-1950's
Range 7,000-8000 m.

"OBJECT NUMBER19680056-001
EVENT1939-1945 Second World War
1945-1989 Cold War
AFFILIATION--
ARTIST / MAKER / MANUFACTURERGeneral Electric Co.
DATE MADE--
PLACE OF USEContinent - North America, Country - Canada
CATEGORYTools and equipment for communication
SUB-CATEGORYVisual communication tools and equipment
DEPARTMENTArms and Technology
MUSEUMCWM
BRAND NAME / MODEL60 Inch Type AA
INSCRIPTION DYNAMOTOR MODEL SD46ABB;TYPE D;FRAME 46A;GENERAL ELECTRIC 60 IN SEARCH LIGHT NO 213;TYPE AA;CAR OVER 89097 PAINTED IN YELLOW
MATERIALSMetal, Glass, Rubber
SERVICE COMPONENTCanadian Army
MEASUREMENTSHeight 259.8 cm, Length 299.72 cm, Width 149.86 cm

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Hours: April 29 to September 2, 2019 Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours subject to change. Statutory holidays falling within this period follow the above hours of operation. September 3, 2019 to March 31, 2020 Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: Adults $17 - Seniors $15 and students $13 Free on Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.


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