|Artillery preserved in Canada 5: Ontario, Kingston, Canadian Forces Base Kingston
Artillery preserved in Ontario,
Canadian Forces Base Kingston
Data current to 21 Dec 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
The artillery data has become to big for all the guns in Ontario to be listed on one page, therefore the guns on display within the City of Kingston are listed separately here. Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.
CFB Kingston Historic Artillery on display:
12-pounder 6-cwt Breechloading Mk. IV Gun, weight 5-3-20 (664 lbs), (Serial No. 278), IV, King Edward VII cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wheeled carriage, RCD 1907. This gun is on loan from Fort Henry, and is on display in front of Stethem Hall, HQ CFB Kingston.
12-pounder 6-cwt Breechloading Mk. I Gun, ca, 1897. (British Government Photo).
Note: The British military traditionally denoted smaller ordnance by the weight of its standard projectile, in this case approximately 12 pounds (5.4 kg). "6-cwt" referred to the weight of the gun and barrel to differentiate it from other "12-pounder" guns. One hundredweight (cwt) is 112 pounds (51 kg), so the total weight was 672 pounds (305 kg).
Russian 57-mm AZP S-60 Anti-Aircraft Gun, CFSMI.
Russian 37-mm B47 M1948 Twin Anti-Aircraft Gun, CFSMI.
25-pounder QF Mk. I Field Gun, 1942, King George VI RI cypher, Main Gate.
King George VI, reigned from 11 Dec 1936 to 6 Feb 1952. (Library and Archives Canada Photos, MIKAN Nos. 4312144 and 4312137)
155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher. CFR 34460. The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (1956), REG. NO. CDN 178, INSP (symbol). 1 Canadian Division HQ, Fisher Building, Givenchy St.
155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher. CFR 34406. The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (1956), REG. NO. CDN 162, INSP (symbol). Matheson (North) Gate.
3-inch/50 QF Guns in a Twin Gun Naval turret.