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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5: Ontario, Kingston, Fort Frontenac

Artillery preserved in Canada: Ontario, 

Kingston, Fort Frontenac

Data current to 26 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)

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.

Fort Frontenac, Kingston

Cast Iron 8-inch 9-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar, weight 8-1-18 (942 lbs), (S BOWLING) on the left trunnion, (Serial No. 199) on the right trunnion, 1 foot 10 inches long, ca. 18th C, in front of the flagpole facing North West.

Cast Iron 8-inch 9-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar, weight 8-1-20 (944 lbs), (S BOWLING) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 201) on right trunnion, 1 foot 11 inches long, ca. 18th C, located in front of the flagpole facing South West.

Cast Iron 10-inch 18-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar, weight 18-1-0 (2,044 lbs), 1856, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 54) on right trunnion, 2 feet 8 inches long, forward of the flagpole facing South West.

One of many possibly 10-inch mortar rounds lining the riverfront pathway at Fort Frontenac.

 

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-3-25 (5,709 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 60898, CARRON, 1796), on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  No. 1 of 4 Guns facing the water.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-0-21 (6,293 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 59493, CARRON, 1799), on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  No. 2 of 4 guns facing the water.

 

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-0-14 (6,174 lbs),  Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 165) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  No. 3 of 4 guns facing the water.

 (Doug Knight Photo)

 

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-1-0 (6,188 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 920) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  No. 4 of 4 guns facing the water.

Broadwell 65-mm Rifled Breech Loading Mountain Gun, Model 1873, mounted on an 1890 Nordenfelt 3-pounder Carriage.  Fort Frontenac, Kingston, Ontario.  Known locally as "the Kirby Gun" because it was rescued from Petawawa by then Colonel “Kip” C de L Kirby after being sent there for the ranges from storage at Fort Henry.  It was presented to the Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College at Fort Frontenac, Kingston by Brigadier-General Kirby in 1979 when he was the Commandant of the college (1977-1979).  (BGen C de L Kirby, PPCLI, born 16 Oct 1924, died on 17 Mar 2011 in Kingston).  The gun is probably a war trophy allocated to Canada after the Boer War.  (Note: There is no QF 3Pdr Nordenfelt in Kingston, although the 65-mm Broadwell has a plaque on it identifying it as a 3Pdr Nordenfeldt).

 

5-inch Breech-loading Mk. I Howitzer, weight (988 lbs), RGF TBC, Reg. No. TBC, centre court.

25-pounder QF Field Gun, 1943, Sorel Industries Ltd, King George VI RI cypher, No. 1 of 2 facing the waterfront.

25-pounder QF Field Gun, 1942, Sorel Industries Ltd, King George VI RI cypher, No. 2 of 2 facing the waterfront.