Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5: Ontario, Port Colborne, Port Dover, Port Hope and Priceville

Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario, Port Colborne, Port Dover, Port Hope and Priceville

Data current to 14 April 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)

Port Colborne

 (Terry Honour Photos)

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

Millar-Dundas SBML 68-pounder Gun, weight 66-2-0 (7,448 lbs), 1844, on the barrel, (Serial No. 174), mounted on a concrete stand.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

 (Andre Blanchard Photo )

Millar-Dundas SBML 68-pounder Gun, weight 66-1-0 (7,420 lbs), 1844, on the barrel, (Serial No. 2327), mounted on a concrete stand.   1-3, 4)

 (Internet Photo)

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, OTO Melara 1969, (Serial No. 057672),  King George Memorial Park, opposite Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 56.

Port Dover

SBML 18-pounder 10-cwt Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight TBC, mounted on a wood Naval Gun carriage, Powell Park (corner of Main Street and Park Street), behind the cenotaph. 

Port Hope

 (Author Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-1-14 (6,314 lbs) under the cascabel, (Serial No. 68697, CARRON, 1805) on the left trunnion, (32P) on the right trunnion, mounted on a concrete stand.  Central Park.

 (Author Photos)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 291), captured by the 116th Battalion near Cambrai, France, 29 September 1918.

Prescott, Fort Wellington

 (Dennis Jarvis Photo)

Blomefield SBML 12-pounder replica Gun, weight 31-3-21 (3,577 lbs), 1808, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  This gun is located on the ramparts of the North-East bastion.

Blomefield SBML 12-pounder replica Gun, weight 31-3-24 (3,580 lbs), 1808, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, wooden tampion plug in the muzzle, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  This gun is located on the ramparts of the North-West bastion.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 49-3-7 (5,579 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 129) on right trunnion, 1807, CV OK, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a long wood traversing carriage.  This gun is located on the ramparts of the South-East bastion.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 51-2-14 (5,782 lbs), (Serial No. 70807, CARRON, 1807), on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a long wood traversing carriage.  This gun is located on the ramparts of the South-West bastion.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, reproduction, Gunboat display.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-0-9 (1,913 lbs), (Serial No. 9, CARRON) beside the BO mark.  CV, NC, Q stamped on the cascabel.  This Carronade is located in front of the Visitor Centre.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-0 (1,988 lbs), (Serial No. TBC, CARRON).  Location TBC.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-7 (1,995 lbs).  This Carronade is mounted over the North gate of the fort.

Cast Iron 12-pounder 6-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 6-3-7 (763 lbs).  North Bastion.

SBML 6-pounder Gun, weight TBC, reproduction.  This gun is used for re-enactment demonstrations.  It may have a wood tampion plug in the muzzle.

SBML ½-pounder Gun, 1-foot, 10-inches long, ca. 1760-1780.  No. 1, in storage.

SBML ½-pounder Gun, 1-foot, 10-inches long, ca. 1760-1780.  No. 2, in storage.

Coehorn SBML 5.5-inch bronze Mortar, weight 1-1-5 (145 lbs), King George III cypher, stamped F. Kinman, 1800.  Inside the Blockhouse.

SBML 10-inch Land Service Mortar, weight 16-2-6 (1,854 lbs), BO, broad arrow mark, two dolphin handles.  No. 1, southeast of the Blockhouse.

SBML 10-inch Land Service Mortar, weight 16-1-23 (1,843 lbs), BO, broad arrow mark, two dolphin handles.  No. 2, southeast of the Blockhouse.

Priceville

 (JustSomePics Photos)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, possibly (Serial Nr. 1524), or (Serial No. 21524), TBC, captured in August 1918 near the Sensee Canal in France by the 5th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Western Canadian Cavalry.