Esquimalt

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Esquimalt

(skwī`môlt, –mălt, ĕskwī`–), regional district (1991 pop. 16,129), on Vancouver Island, SW British Columbia, Canada, just SW of Victoria. It has the chief naval station and naval dockyard of W Canada. The station was established by the British government in 1855 and taken over by Canada in 1906.
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Six of the vessels being upgraded are based in Esquimalt, British Columbia and six are based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where the first field tests will be conducted this summer.
Based in Esquimalt, British Columbia on Vancouver Island, HMCS Ottawa is a Canadian-designed and built ship and is the fourth ship in the Canadian Navy to carry the name.
The contract covers all 12 of the fleet's vessels based in Esquimalt, British Columbia, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as the Navy's IMCS Trainer located at the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School in Halifax.