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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5: Ontario, Port Colborne to Stratton

Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario, Port Colborne to Stratton

Data current to 8 Sep 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)

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.

Rainy River

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, cenotaph square.

Richards Landing

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34914 (TBC).  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN 5 (TBC), INSP (symbol).  This gun is on loan from the Canadian War Museum and stands in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 548 on Rte 548, St. Joseph's Island, outside of Sault Ste Marie.

Sarnia

 (Tom Slater Photo)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, (WCo), (Walker & Company of Rotherham, Yorkshire, England), on the left trunnion, (Serial No. 375) on the right trunnion, mounted on a concrete carriage with iron wheels, "Big Tom".  This gun may have come from the British gunboat “Prince Alfred,” which went aground in Lake Huron somewhere near Point Edward in 1874.  It is preserved in Veterans Park, where it had been on display for almost 90 years before being removed in the 1960s due to construction in the park.

Sault Ste. Marie,  49th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

The 49th Field Artillery Regiment, is a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) regiment of Land Force Central Area's 33 Canadian Brigade Group located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  49th Field Regiment sub-units include the 30th Field Battery and 148th Field Battery.

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. 34037, Serial No. 16127, 1943, weight 1,060 lbs.  This howitzer was previously on display at the Woolastook Museum in Fredericton.

Sault Ste Marie

 (Terry Honour Photos)

SBML pounder Gun mounted on a concrete stand.

 (lp5324 Photo)

 (Terry Honour Photo)

German First World War 10.5-cm Feldhaubitze 98/09 (10.5-cm FH 98/09), (Serial Nr. 46), captured by the 3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment), 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Cambrai, France, 27 September 1918.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 25.

The 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze 98/09 (10.5 cm FH 98/09), a short barreled (1625-mm) 105-mm howitzer, also referred to as the 10.5-cm leichte Feldhaubitze (light field howitzer) 98/09, was used by Germany in the First World War and after.  It had a maximum range of 6,300 metres (20,700 ft).   It was originally built by Rheinmetall as the 10.5-cm Feldhaubitze 98, an old-fashioned, fixed-recoil weapon delivered to the German army in 1898; between 1902 and 1904, it was redesigned, by Krupp, with a new recoil mechanism and a new carriage.  However, it wasn't accepted for service until 1909, hence the ending designation 98/09. Existing weapons were rebuilt to the new standard.  As usual, two seats were attached to the gun shield.  There were 1,260 in service at the beginning of the First World War.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

12-pounder 12-cwt QF Mk. V (3-inch-40) Breechloading Naval Gun (Ogden 3-inch Naval gun), No. C/S 292, CPR 1942, from HMCS Sault Ste Marie, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 25.  HMCS Sault Ste Marie was an Algerine Escort Mine Sweeper. 

 (Terry Honour Photo)

90-mm M1A1 Anti-Aircraft Gun, No. 1 of 2, 49th Field Artillery Regiment Armoury.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

90-mm M1A1 Anti-Aircraft Gun, No. 2 of 2, 49th Field Artillery Regiment Armoury.

Shelburne

 (Balcer Photos)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 435), no record.  This gun was originally allocated to Dufferin County, Ontario.  It stands beside the war memorial on Victoria Street, in front of the Police Station and Town Hall.

 (jiggs11 Photo)

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun, in front of the town administrative offices and police station, on Victoria Street, just south of Highway 89.

Shirley’s Bay, Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre

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

12-pounder 12-cwt QF Mk. V (3-inch-40) Breechloading Naval Gun (Ogden 3-inch Naval gun), HMCS Carleton Gun.

RUR-5 ASROC (Anti-Submarine ROCket) all-weather, all sea-conditions anti-submarine missile system.

Simcoe

 (JustSomePics Photo)

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 79.

Smith Falls

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun in the Royal Canadian Legion (Serial Nr. TBC), corroded.  This MG was apparently was found inside a wall in the basement of the Legion.

Southampton

SBML 3 foot long Gun, discovered in a sunken wreck on Southampton beach in April 2002.  The gun is being restored by Museum Restorations in Ottawa.

 (emmieo Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-2-0 (6,328 lbs), (Serial No. TBC, CARRON, 1800) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  Pioneer Park at the Mouth of the Saugeen River.  Mounted on a wooden stand, No. 1 of 2.

 (emmieo Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-3-3 (6,247 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 128) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  Pioneer Park at the Mouth of the Saugeen River.  Mounted on a wooden stand, No. 2 of 2.

St. Catherines

 (Author Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-0-0 (6,272 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 170) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a red and blue concrete stand.  North entrance, Lake Street Armoury.

 (Author Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 49-3-10 (5,582 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company), on left trunnion, (Serial No. 103) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a red and blue concrete carriage.  North Entrance, Lake Street Armoury.

 (Author Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-0 (1,988 lbs) above the vent, NCO, mounted on a red and blue concrete carriage.  Main entrance, Lake Street Armoury.

 (Author Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-14 (2,002 lbs) above the vent, CV NCO, mounted on a red and blue concrete stand.  Main entrance, Lake Street Armoury.

 (Author Photos)

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun with No. 9 circular firing platform, CMK. 1 1/1 CDN, S.I.C.-9.-42. CANADA, with limber, inside the Lake Street Armoury.

St. Catherines, Welland Canal Museum

SBML 8 foot, 8-inch long, 3.5-inch gun, severely corroded.

Canadian soldier examining a German First World War 7.58-cm trench mortar, East of Arras, France, Aug 1918.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3403179)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art, (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 1916), captured by the 5th Battalion at Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917.  This trench mortar was originally allocated to Penetanguishene, Ontario.  Dennis Walker collection.   (Photos courtesy of JustSomePics)

St. Catherines, Ridley College

 (Carrie Houston Photos)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 7981), no data.  Received by Ridley College on 7 Feb 1923.

St. Catherines

Ordnance QF 17-pounder Anti-Tank Gun, (privately owned).  The RCA held 138 of these guns.

 (Dyver Down Photo)

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, Rock Island Arsenal, (Serial No. 166926), 1944.  Royal Canadian Legion, Polish Branch No. 418, 294 Vine Street.

Ordnance QF 18-pounder Field Gun Mk II (Serial No. TBC), mounted on a wheeled carriage.  Originally allocated to the Aurora Legion, then to Belfountan,  Ontaro.  Restored, Dennis Walker collection.

St. Thomas

 

 (Keldar5 Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-1-21 (6,321 lbs), (Serial No. 63849, CARRON, 1803) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III (1760-1820) cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand, dated 1902.  No. 1 of 2 standing in front of the Elgin County Courthouse.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown (greater than 6,000 lbs), (Serial No. unnown) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III (1760-1820) cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  No. 2 of 2 standing in front of the Elgin County Courthouse.

½ scale replica Blomefield Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, Elgin Military Museum, 30 Talbot Street.

Stoney Creek, Battlefield Park

 (JustSomePics Photo)

The Battle of Stoney Creek was fought on 6 June 1813, during the War of 1812 near present day Stoney Creek, Ontario.  British units made a night attack on an American encampment.  Due in large part to the capture of both American brigadier generals, and an overestimation of British strength by the Americans, the battle was a victory for the British, and a turning point in the defence of Upper Canada.

 (jiggs11 Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-0-7 (6,279 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 171) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand facing East.  Stoney Creek Battlefield Park.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-2-14 (6,230 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 175) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand facing East in Battlefield Park.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-1-19 (1,951 lbs), no cypher.  Forward right hand corner of the Smith’s Knoll Monument.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (Serial No. 37) on left trunnion, (L) on right trunnion, Lowmoor, no cypher, broad arrow mark.  Battlefield House near Historical Plaque.

Smith's Knoll Monument.  During the Battle of Stoney Creek, the American artillery was positioned on a rise of land located north-east of the Gage homestead. Historical records indicate that, following the battle some of the soldiers were buried here in a mass grave. In 1899, Allan Smith, while ploughing on this rise of land, uncovered human remains and bits of cloth with the insignia of both British and American regiments. The area became known in the community as Smith’s Knoll.  On 3 May 1908, an area known as the Soldier’s Plot at Smith’s Knoll was consecrated and by 1910, a stone cairn and statue of a lion were installed. On  1 August 1910, a ceremony was held to mark the unveiling of the Lion’s Monument (as it came to be called) at Smith’s Knoll as a memorial to the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Stoney Creek.  Located across from 69 King Street West.

Bronze Smoothbore Muzzleloading 18-pounder Gun, weight TBC, Serial No. 41 on the right trunnion, no cypher, (L) for LOW Moor on the left trunnion, Naval carriage elevating screw, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  No. 1 of 2 in front of the Smith’s Knoll Monument.

Bronze Smoothbore Muzzleloading 18-pounder Gun, weight TBC, no cypher, Naval carriage elevating screw, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  No. 2 of 2 in front of the Smith’s Knoll Monument.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 49-3-21 (5,593 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 145) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.   No. 1 of 2 beside the Smith’s Knoll Monument.

 (jiggs11 Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 48-0-22 (5,510 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 163) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  No. 2 of 2 beside the Smith’s Knoll Monument.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight TBC, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, to the left of Smith's Knoll.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 109) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, TV C K.  Queen’s Park.

Bronze Smoothbore Muzzleloading 24-pounder Gun, weight TBC, Serial No. 37 on the right trunnion, no cypher, (L) for LOW Moor on the left trunnion, CV, N, C above the button.  This piece was cast by the Low Moor Iron Company of Bradford, England between 1790 and 1812. It was typical of the type used during the Battle of Stoney Creek.

Stratford

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Russian Millar pattern Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, (Serial No. 29565), forged by Armstrong at Alexandrovski, with double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy, stamped 1845, MA on breech, tv, ck.  Located near the city cenotaph.  The swell on the muzzle is broken.

 (Terry Honour Photo)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-2-10 (6,338 lbs) above the vent, (Serial No. 71661, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  Located near the city cenotaph.

Strathroy

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 3768).

Stratton

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun mounted on a Schlitten stand beside the town cenotaph.