Amherstburg Royal Naval Dockyard

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.

Amherstburg Royal Naval Dockyard
Amherstburg, Ontario

Site of the Dockyard at Navy Yard Park, Amherstburg
Type Shipyard, dockyard
Site information
Controlled by Royal Navy (RN)
Site history
Built 1796
In use 1796–1813
Battles/wars War of 1812
Garrison information
Garrison RN base on Lake Erie

Vessels built or serviced at the yard included:

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.[1][2]

See also


  1. Amherstburg Navy Yard, Directory of Designations of National Historic Significance of Canada
  2. Amherstburg Navy Yard Archived 18 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine., National Register of Historic Places


Coordinates: 42°06′05″N 83°06′49″W / 42.1015°N 83.1136°W / 42.1015; -83.1136

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