Rodd Hill

Feature Type:Hill - Elevation of terrain rising prominently above the surrounding land.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of entrance to Esquimalt Harbour, just W of VIctoria, Esquimalt Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°25'55''N, 123°27'01''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/6

Origin Notes and History:

Decision on OBF 1449, Victoria A.1.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

"After John Rashleigh Rodd, RN, 1st lieutenant HMS Fisgard under Captain John A. Dunze. Entered the navy 1830; lieutenant 1840; commander 1851; captain 1862; retired 1866; rear admiral 1877; vice admiral 1884; admiral 1888. Died 1892."

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)

"....on the Pacific Station 1844-47. Guns were installed here in 1864 to protect Esquimalt Harbour."

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.