Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery (5) Ontario, Rainy River, Richards Landing, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Shelburne, Shirleys Bay, Simcoe, Smith Falls, Southampton, St. Catherines and St. Thomas

Artillery in Ontario, Rainy River, Richards Landing, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Shelburne, Shirley's Bay, Simcoe, Smith Falls, Southampton, St. Catherines and St. Thomas

Data current to 14 Oct 2019.

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 hskaarup@rogers.com.

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)

Rainy River

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, cenotaph square.

Richards Landing

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34914 (TBC).  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN 5 (TBC), INSP (symbol).  This gun is on loan from the Canadian War Museum and stands in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 548 on Rte 548, St. Joseph's Island, outside of Sault Ste Marie.

Sarnia

 (Tom Slater Photo)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, (WCo), (Walker & Company of Rotherham, Yorkshire, England), on the left trunnion, (Serial No. 375) on the right trunnion, mounted on a concrete carriage with iron wheels, "Big Tom".  This gun may have come from the British gunboat “Prince Alfred,” which went aground in Lake Huron somewhere near Point Edward in 1874.  It is preserved in Veterans Park, where it had been on display for almost 90 years before being removed in the 1960s due to construction in the park.

Sault Ste. Marie,  49th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

The 49th Field Artillery Regiment, is a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) regiment of Land Force Central Area's 33 Canadian Brigade Group located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  49th Field Regiment sub-units include the 30th Field Battery and 148th Field Battery.

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. 34037, Serial No. 16127, 1943, weight 1,060 lbs.  This howitzer was previously on display at the Woolastook Museum in Fredericton.

Sault Ste Marie

 (Terry Honour Photos)

SBML pounder Gun mounted on a concrete stand.

 (lp5324 Photo)

 (Terry Honour Photo)

German First World War 10.5-cm Feldhaubitze 98/09 (10.5-cm FH 98/09), (Serial Nr. 46), captured by the 3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment), 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Cambrai, France, 27 September 1918.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 25.

The 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze 98/09 (10.5 cm FH 98/09), a short barreled (1625-mm) 105-mm howitzer, also referred to as the 10.5-cm leichte Feldhaubitze (light field howitzer) 98/09, was used by Germany in the First World War and after.  It had a maximum range of 6,300 metres (20,700 ft).   It was originally built by Rheinmetall as the 10.5-cm Feldhaubitze 98, an old-fashioned, fixed-recoil weapon delivered to the German army in 1898; between 1902 and 1904, it was redesigned, by Krupp, with a new recoil mechanism and a new carriage.  However, it wasn't accepted for service until 1909, hence the ending designation 98/09. Existing weapons were rebuilt to the new standard.  As usual, two seats were attached to the gun shield.  There were 1,260 in service at the beginning of the First World War.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

12-pounder 12-cwt QF Mk. V (3-inch-40) Breechloading Naval Gun (Ogden 3-inch Naval gun), No. C/S 292, CPR 1942, from HMCS Sault Ste Marie, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 25.  HMCS Sault Ste Marie was an Algerine Escort Mine Sweeper. 

 (Terry Honour Photo)

90-mm M1A1 Anti-Aircraft Gun, No. 1 of 2, 49th Field Artillery Regiment Armoury.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

90-mm M1A1 Anti-Aircraft Gun, No. 2 of 2, 49th Field Artillery Regiment Armoury.

Shelburne

 (Balcer Photos)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 435), no record.  This gun was originally allocated to Dufferin County, Ontario.  It stands beside the war memorial on Victoria Street, in front of the Police Station and Town Hall.

 (jiggs11 Photo)

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun, in front of the town administrative offices and police station, on Victoria Street, just south of Highway 89.

Shirley’s Bay, Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.

12-pounder 12-cwt QF Mk. V (3-inch-40) Breechloading Naval Gun (Ogden 3-inch Naval gun), HMCS Carleton Gun.

RUR-5 ASROC (Anti-Submarine ROCket) all-weather, all sea-conditions anti-submarine missile system.

Simcoe

 (JustSomePics Photo)

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 79.

Smith Falls

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun in the Royal Canadian Legion (Serial Nr. TBC), corroded.  This MG was apparently was found inside a wall in the basement of the Legion.

Southampton

SBML 3 foot long Gun, discovered in a sunken wreck on Southampton beach in April 2002.  The gun is being restored by Museum Restorations in Ottawa.

 (emmieo Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-2-0 (6,328 lbs), (Serial No. TBC, CARRON, 1800) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  Pioneer Park at the Mouth of the Saugeen River.  Mounted on a wooden stand, No. 1 of 2.

 (emmieo Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-3-3 (6,247 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 128) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  Pioneer Park at the Mouth of the Saugeen River.  Mounted on a wooden stand, No. 2 of 2.

St. Catherines

 (Author Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-0-0 (6,272 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 170) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a red and blue concrete stand.  North entrance, Lake Street Armoury.

 (Author Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 49-3-10 (5,582 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company), on left trunnion, (Serial No. 103) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a red and blue concrete carriage.  North Entrance, Lake Street Armoury.

 (Author Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-0 (1,988 lbs) above the vent, NCO, mounted on a red and blue concrete carriage.  Main entrance, Lake Street Armoury.

 (Author Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-14 (2,002 lbs) above the vent, CV NCO, mounted on a red and blue concrete stand.  Main entrance, Lake Street Armoury.

 (Author Photos)

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun with No. 9 circular firing platform, CMK. 1 1/1 CDN, S.I.C.-9.-42. CANADA, with limber, inside the Lake Street Armoury.

St. Catherines, Welland Canal Museum

SBML 8 foot, 8-inch long, 3.5-inch gun, severely corroded.

Canadian soldier examining a German First World War 7.58-cm trench mortar, East of Arras, France, Aug 1918.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3403179)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art, (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 1916), captured by the 5th Battalion at Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917.  This trench mortar was originally allocated to Penetanguishene, Ontario.  Dennis Walker collection.

St. Catherines, Ridley College

 (Carrie Houston Photos)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 7981), no data.  Received by Ridley College on 7 Feb 1923.

St. Catherines

Ordnance QF 17-pounder Anti-Tank Gun, (privately owned).  The RCA held 138 of these guns.

 (Dyver Down Photo)

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, Rock Island Arsenal, (Serial No. 166926), 1944.  Royal Canadian Legion, Polish Branch No. 418, 294 Vine Street.

Ordnance QF 18-pounder Field Gun Mk II (Serial No. TBC), mounted on a wheeled carriage.  Originally allocated to the Aurora Legion, then to Belfountan,  Ontaro.  Restored, Dennis Walker collection.

St. Thomas

 

 (Keldar5 Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-1-21 (6,321 lbs), (Serial No. 63849, CARRON, 1803) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III (1760-1820) cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand, dated 1902.  No. 1 of 2 standing in front of the Elgin County Courthouse.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown (greater than 6,000 lbs), (Serial No. unnown) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III (1760-1820) cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  No. 2 of 2 standing in front of the Elgin County Courthouse.

½ scale replica Blomefield Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, Elgin Military Museum, 30 Talbot Street.