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

Artillery in Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Data current to 14 July 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

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)



 (Terry Honour 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.  It is preserved on its base plate in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 362, 3021 Louise Street.  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 Naval Landing Gun, weight 8-0-0 (896 lbs), Gun Serial No. 1219, dated 1900­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­, Breech Block Serial No. 1856, stamped out, new Serial No. 1219, dated 1911, Carriage weight 6-cwt, Admiralty No. 40, dated 1897, Serial No. 9936, dated 1897, with Limber Serial No. 40, dated 1897, frame No. 9936.   Queen Victoria cypher. 

The 12-pounder 8-cwt QF Naval Landing Gun, was carried on ships of the British and Commonwealth navies for use by naval landing parties.  The original breechblock of the NLG at HMCS Unicorn has been replaced with a new and likely reworked block. The old serial number on the breechblock has been scratched out and a new serial number, 1219 (in 1911), has been stamped on so that the parent gun and block continue to possess the same serial number.  Apparently an upgrade was made in the QF breech mechanism a few years later, and a new block was sent out from Britain.  The originals were likely returned to Woolwich or Elswick to be modified in turn and sent on to another location.  Nelson Lowry.

The Naval Landing Guns found in Canada probably originated on early ships of the Royal Canadian Navy, such as HMCS Niobe, HMCS Aurora, HMCS Rainbow and others. Details on the gun may be found at

 (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.