Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery (5) Ontario, Haileybury, Haliburton, Hamilton, Hannover, Harold, Hariston, Hawkesbury, Holstein and Huntsville

Artillery in Ontario, Haileybury, Haliburton, Hamilton, Hannover, Harold, Hariston, Hawkesbury, Holstein and Huntsville

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 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)

Haileybury

20-pounder Gun Mk. 1 Barrel mounted in concrete (Serial No. H5764), Queen Elizabeth II Cypher.  East side of Cenotaph.

20-pounder Gun Mk. I Barrel mounted in concrete, (Serial No.  29887), Queen Elizabeth II Cypher.  West side of Cenotaph.

Haliburton

 (Tim Laye Photo)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. TBC), mounted on a Schlitten stand.

 (Tim Laye Photo)

German First World War 17-cm mittlerer Minenwerfer (17-cm mMW), (Serial Nr. 6839), captured by the 43rd Battalion on 8 Aug 1918 at Dod Wood, SW of Demuin, France.

Hamilton

 (Laslovargna Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-2-25 (5,681 lbs), (Serial No. 7104, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  Burlington Heights, Hamilton Military Museum. 

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-1-0 (5,628 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 157) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  Burlington Heights, Hamilton Military Museum.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 20-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 21-3-22 (2,458 lbs, weight of a 6-pounder), J & H (John & Henry King), 1846, King George III cypher, short ship’s gun re-bored to 24-pounder in 1844.  Battery Lodge southeast, Hamilton Military Museum.

  (Laslovargna Photos)

Bronze 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 1813, King George III cypher.  Battery Lodge northeast Hamilton Military Museum.

Bronze 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 1820, King George III cypher.  Battery Lodge north.  Hamilton Military Museum.

 (Rick Cordeiro Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-1-22 (5648 lbs),(WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 150) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand beside the Sir John A.  MacDonald statue at the corner of King and John Street.  The Guns sit on blocks of New Brunswick Granite and have light rust.  No. 1 of 2.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-0-11 (5,611 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 130) on right trunnion (concealed by concrete), King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  These two guns are located in Gore Park, beside the Sir John A. MacDonald statue, at the corner of King and John Street.  No. 2 of 2.

HMCS Haida, Hamilton Harbour

 (Author Photo)

HMCS Haida, Hamilton Harbour.

4-inch/45 QF Mk. XVI* Twin Guns (Serial No. S/14479), L, left, and (Serial No. S/13908), R, right, on a Mk. XIX High Angle mounting (Serial No. unknown), on board.

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. unknown), on board in the B mount position (inaccessible).

40-mm/56 Mk. I Bofors LAA Gun, Serial No. L31098 (Breech plate has a date of 1945), Midships - Port side forward mount.

40-mm/56 Mk. I Bofors LAA Gun, Serial No. L7936, (Breech plate painted over), Midships - Starboard Side forward mount.

40-mm/56 Mk. I Bofors LAA Gun, Serial No. L26335 (Breech plate RBC 1943), Midships - Port side aft mount.    

40-mm/56 Mk. I Bofors LAA Gun, Serial No. L31093 - Midships - Starboard aft position.

40-mm/56 Mk. I Bofors LAA Gun.  (RCN Photo)

 (Andrew Barber Photos)

40-mm/56 Mk. I Bofors LAA Gun, Serial No.), on shore.  This gun was originally on display outside the Royal Canadian Legion in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

3 inch/50 QF Twin Guns, Mk. 33, Left gun markings: Bu. of Ord. 3-in using Mk 8 Mod 2, W.T. 495 lbs. Serial No. (illegible due to rust), U.S. Naval Ordnance, Canton (illegible in many spots).  Right gun markings: U.S. Navy - Bu. of Ord. 3in using Mk 8 Mod 2, W.T. 495 lbs. Serial No. 13202, G.M. Corp. Fisher Body DIV.    R.J.G, Detroit Michigan, 1950.    

Oerlikon 20-mm/70 Twin Anti-Aircraft Guns, previously mounted on a stand on shore, now possibly with the Naval Museum in Calgary, Alberta.

Squid Anti-submarine Mortar Mk IV, (Serial No. C1185), Depth Charge Thrower.

Squid Anti-submarine Mortar Mk. IV, (Serial No. not found).

HMCS Star, Naval Reserve, Hamilton

 (Author Photo)

Russian Blomefield pattern 36-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, made by Armstrong at Alexandrovski, with double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy.  6.75-inch gun, stamped Armstrong 1837 J68 ½, (Serial No. 25457).  Captured at Sevastopol in 1855, given to Hamilton by Queen Victoria in 1860.  The Hamilton and District Officers’ Institute mounted the gun as a centennial project in 1967.  This gun is now mounted on a concrete stand at HMCS Star.

 (HMCS Star unit Photo)

12-pounder 8-cwt QF Naval Landing Gun, weight 8-0-0 (896 lbs), Gun Serial No. 2050, Breech Block Serial No. 2050, dated 1903, Carriage weight 6-cwt, Admiralty No. 27, 1899, with Limber Serial No. 274.  King Edward VII cypher.  The breech block on this gun is for a 12-pounder 12-cwt Field Gun.  This gun has been in use with the Hamilton Sea Cadet Corps for the last 90 years or so.

Hannover

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 257) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, CV N, cross on the muzzle, mounted on a concrete stand.  Civic Centre.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 86) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, CV N, cross on the muzzle, mounted on a concrete stand.  Civic Centre.

Harold

 (Robert Cassin Photo)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 2393), mounted on a Schlitten stand.  Originally allocated to Rawdon, Ontario, no record.  No. 1 of 2 MG 08s mounted beside the war memorial.

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 3791), mounted on a Schlitten stand.  This gun was captured by 10th Battalion on 2 Sep 1918, between Villers-Lez-Cagnicourt and Boissy Switch, France.  It was originally alloted to Treherne, Manitoba.  No. 2 of 2 MG 08s mounted beside the war memorial.

Harriston

 (JustSomePics Photos)

French First World War Canon de 75-mm modèle 1897, mounted on a concrete stand beside the cenotaph.

155-mm M109 Self-propelled Howitzer, (Reg. No. 34811), 1968, AC: MD, ECC: 119204, HUI C: 1941, SAUI C: 1941, VMO No. DLE21343, VMO Date: 10 Jun 2005.  Royal Canadian Legion.  At present, this gun is not in this location, its disposition is to be confirmed.

M113, Memorial Park, 700 Front Street.

Hawkesbury

 (Terry Honour Photo)

Ordnance QF 6-pounder 7-cwt Anti-Tank Gun barrel and breech mounted on a concrete stand in front of Higginson Powder Ltd, on County Rd 34 just south of the town.

Holstein

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 23695).  Beside the cenotaph.

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 27488).  Beside the cenotaph.

Huntsville

 (Tim Laye Photos)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. TBC), located at the Royal Canadian Legion, 168 Muskoka Rd South.