Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Artillery (3) Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, HMCS Unicorn

Artillery in Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Data current to 26 Jan 2021.

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical piece of artillery preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these guns to provide and update the data found on these web pages.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Guns and Artillery in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at

For all official data concerning the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, please click on the link to their website:

Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Website

Note: Back in the day, artillery in Canada was referred to by its radio call sign "Sheldrake".  It is now referred to by its "Golf" call sign.  (Acorn sends)



 (Alfred Hovdestad Photos)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), Trench Mortar, (Serial Nr. 16676), captured by a Canadian Battalion within an Infantry Brigade of the 2nd Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France ca. 1918.  Previously on display on its base plate in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, Nutana Branch No. 362, 3021 Louise Street, it is now indoors in the Saskatoon Museum of Military Artifacts.  This gun was originally allocated to Davidson, Saskatchewan.

 (Col Larry Wong Photos)

German Great War 15-cm Kanone 16 (15-cm K 16), (Serial Nr. 1034), no data.  This gun is missing its wheel carriage.  It is mounted on a barrel transporter carriage, and located in front of the Sgt Hugh Cairns VC Armoury, Idyllwild Avenue.

General Currie inspecting captured German Great War Naval Guns, ca 1918.  (Library and Archives Canada Photos, MIKAN No. 3397923)

Saskatoon, HMCS UnicornNaval Reserve, 405-24 St E.

 (Warren Noble Photo)

4-inch/45 QF Mk. XVI* Twin Guns (Serial No. S/unknown), L, left, and (Serial No. S/unknown), R, right, on a Mk. XIX High Angle mounting (Serial No. 146).

4-inch/45 QF Mk. XVI* Gun on the High Angle Twin Mk. XIX mounting (Serial No. 146), HMS Wheathead.  405-24 St E.  (CJ Ware Photo, Royal Navy, IWM Photo A 8568).

 (Warren Noble Photos)

12-pounder 8-cwt QF Royal Navy Landing Gun, weight 8-0-0 (896 lbs), Serial No. 1219 dated 1911, previous Serial No. 1856 crossed out. This gun has a breech block for a 12-pounder 12-cwt NLG, (Serial No. 111), 1917.   Queen Victoria cypher.  Carriage plate: Q,F, 12 Pr. Naval Trg, Made Elswick Works, 1897, Exd (Examined) at Portsmouth, 1897.  Wt Carriage Complete 6 3/4 Cwt. Admiralty No. 40, Kings Arrow.  With Limber, Serial No. 9936.

 (Warren Noble Photos)

Limber weight 6 & 3/4-cwt, No. 40, 1897, carriage No. 9936 for the 12-pounder 8-cwt QF Naval Landing Gun.