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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5: Ontario, Hamilton to Lisle

Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario, Hamilton to Lisle

Data current to 20 Aug 2018.

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)

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.

Ingersoll

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 55-1-21 (6,209 lbs), (WCo) (Walker Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 392) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, bore diameter 6.5”, mounted on a concrete stand. No. 1, Victory Memorial Park Public School (closed), 210 Thames Street South.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 55-3-14 (6,258 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 398) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, bore diameter 6.5”, mounted on a concrete stand. No. 2, Victory Memorial Park Public School (closed), 210 Thames Street South.  Both of these guns have been donated to the Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, Royal Canadian Legion, Hillcrest Memorial Branch No. 119.

Innisfil

 (Tim Laye Photos)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. TBC), Sandy Cove.

Iroquois

 (Ulysses Photo)

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun on wheeled carriage, (Serial No. P-17441), O.F.E./C.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 370, 24 Dundas Street.

Kars

Swords and Ploughshares Museum, 7500 Reeve Craig North (Rural Route #1), K0A2E0. Curator: Major Mike T.A. Calnan.

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 1 recovered from Halifax harbour.

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 2 recovered from Halifax harbour.

Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 1 recovered from Halifax harbour.

Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 2 recovered from Halifax harbour.

French “Pot-de-Fer” Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, replica.

German First World War 24-cm Flügelminenwerfer ‘Iko’, Albrecht, (Serial Nr. TBC), no markings.

 (Author Photo)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art Field Gun, (Serial Nr. 13224), no wheels, missing parts.  This gun was captured by the 3rd Battalion on 27 Sep 1918 near the Arras-Cambrai Road, North of Bourlon Wood, France.  It was originally allocated to the Toronto Yacht Club.

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 neuer Art Field Gun, (Serial Nr. TBC).

 (Author Photos)

Italian Second World War 100-mm Obice da 100/17 modello 16 Field Gun, (Serial No. 020801).  This gun is also stamped 100.17.14, 10cm M14FII, 20805, 1917, 390 kg.

The Italian Second World War 100-mm Obice da 100/17 modello 16 Field Gun was a dual-purpose field and mountain gun used by Austria-Hungary during the First World War as the 10 cm M. 14 Feldhaubitze.  Between the wars it was used by Austria, Italy, and Poland. Captured weapons were used by Nazi Germany under the designations 10 cm leFH 14(ö) and 10 cm leFH 315(i).  It served as the standard Italian medium howitzer as the Obice da 100/17 modello 14.  This gun was shipped from the Mediterranean theatre to Halifax, then Ottawa and then CFB Gagetown.

 (Author Photo)

Austro-Hungarian Skoda 100-mm M1916 Mountain Gun, (Serial No. unknown).

Soviet 37-mm M1939 Anti-Aircraft Gun (modified Swedish Bofors M-1938 40-mm Gun).

Soviet 57-mm M1941 (Zis-2) Anti-Tank Gun.

 (Author Photo)

Soviet 76.2-mm M1942 (Zis-3) Field Gun (Serial No. A6732), 1945.

Soviet 76.2-mm M1927 Field Gun.

 (Author Photos)

Soviet 76.2-mm M1936 (F22) Anti-Tank Gun.

 (Author Photo)

German Second World War 3.7-cm PaK 36 Anti-Tank Gun.

Ordnance QF 2-pounder Anti-Tank gun carriage Mk IV, on loan from the CWM.  The 2-pounder Mark 4 and 4A carriages were split-trail 6-pounder anti-tank gun carriages, with the cradle, slipper, and recoil system adapted to mount the 2-pounder Mark 10 gun.  This allowed the 6-pounder carriage to get into production, while still using the 2-pounder gun. Both Canadian General Electric and Regina Industries, Ltd, manufactured these carriages in Canada, and they were issued to training centres in Canada starting in December 1941.  The 5th Anti-tank Regiment, RCA, received 2-pounders on Mark 4 carriages in April 1942.  British production of the 6-pounder was delayed after Dunkirk because they had to keep the 2-pounder in production, so Canada got ours up and running first (by a month or so).  We went straight to the 6-pounder carriage and adapted the 2-pounder to it as a temporary fix.  Doug Knight.

 (Author Photo)

Ordnance QF 6-pounder Anti-Tank Gun.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Ordnance QF 17-pounder Anti-Tank Gun.  The RCA held 138 of these guns.

Polsten 20-mm Quadruple Anti-Aircraft Gun Mk. I, mounted on a CMP truck.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3607616)

 (Author Photos)

Canadian 20-mm Quadruple Polsten Anti-Aircraft Gun on a C Mk I mounting.

 (Author Photo)

Swedish 40-mm L/60 Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun No. 1, maintained in working condition mounted on its road wheels.

Swedish 40-mm L/60 Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun No. 2, mounted on its firing platform but kept for spare parts.

90-mm M1A1 Anti-Aircraft Gun.

 (Author Photo)

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

American 105-mm M7 Priest Self-propelled Howitzer, replica built by students of Gananoque High School in 1994 to honour two of the students grandparents who had landed on D-Day with the 14th Field Regiment, RCA which was equipped with the Priest.

Kenora, 116th Independent Field Artillery Battery

The 116th Independent Field Battery, Royal Canadian is a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) independent artillery battery based in Kenora, Ontario, which forms part of the Land Force Western Area's 38 Canadian Brigade Group.  The Battery parades at the Kenora Armoury, 800-11th Avenue North, Kenora, Ontario.

 (Bob Moloughey Photos)

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher, 1956, CDN 179.  Kenora Armouries.

Personnel of the 16th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE), arming a Universal Carrier which has been modified to carry fifteen PIAT anti-tank weapons fired by a single trigger, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 14 December 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3262646)

Universal Carrier.  Kenora Armouries.

Keswick

Georgina Military Museum, 26061 Woodbine Avenue, RR # 2.

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, CDN 50, Reg. No. 13561 (on plate), Rock Island Arsenal.

Kettleby

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 13278), no data.  This trench mortar is located beside the War Memorial at the entrance to Kettleby Cemetery on Kettleby Road.

Kincardine

 (JustSomePics Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, Serial No. TBC on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand, No. 1 of 2. 

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight, maker and Serial No. unknown, mounted on a concrete stand, No. 2 of 2.

Kingsvillle

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, on display in a park at 145 Division Street South.

Kingston

The page for artillery preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, therefore the guns on display Kingston are listed on a separate web page on this website.

Kitchener

 (JustSomePics Photo)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (Serial No. TBC, CARRON, year TBC) on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a brick and concrete stand in Victoria Park.

Lakeview

 (Tim Laye Photos)

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, on display on 3rd Street, east of Cawthra Road, in front of the A.N.A.F. Club.  

Lincoln

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  Royal Canadian Legion Centennial Branch No. 612.

Lisle

 (Balcer Photos)

German Second World War 8.8-cm PaK 43/41 Anti-Tank Gun, (Serial Nr. TBC), stamped Fl.519 dkr, Fl.2053 dkr, 271 dkr.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch 559, 8439 Main Street West, County Road No. 12, just outside the West Gate of CFB Borden.

There are two possibly 8.8-cm FlaK 36/37 gun barrels (TBC) embedded in small concrete cairns in front of the Legion.