Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5: Ontario, Tavistock, Thunder Bay, Tilsonburg, Toledo, Trenton, Uxbridge, Verner and Victoria Harbour

Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario, Tavistock, Thunder Bay, Tilsonburg, Toledo, Trenton, Uxbridge, Verner and Victoria Harbour

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 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)

Tavistock

 (Terry Honour Photo)

German First World War 25-cm schwerer Minenwerfer alt Art (25-cm sMW), (Serial Nr. 1846) above the trunnions left and right TBC.  This heavy trench mortar was captured by the 102nd Battalion on 9 Oct 1917 at Vimy Ridge.  Mounted in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 518, 223 Hope Street. 

Thunder Bay

 (oiseau ca Photo)

Carronade overlooking the Sleeping Giant at the Mariner's Memorial.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-0-14 (1,918 lbs), broad arrow mark with 14, mounted on a wood stand, Position 1 at the Mariners Memorial.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-2-7 (1,967 lbs), with 15 (no broad arrow mark), mounted on a wood stand, Position 2 at the Mariners Memorial

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-0-16 (1,920 lbs), broad arrow mark with 4, mounted on a wood stand, Position 3 at the Mariners Memorial.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-1-7 (1,939 lbs), broad arrow mark with 3, mounted on a wood stand, Position 4 at Mariners Memorial.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-0-11 (1,915 lbs), broad arrow mark with 16, mounted on a wood stand, Position 5 at Mariners Memorial.  All guns were cast at the Carron Foundries, Falkirk, Scotland between 1801 and 1803.  They were originally brought to Thunder Bay from storage in Montréal and now are all on display at the Mariner’s Monument, Marina Park.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-14 (1,483 lbs), set in a concrete position overlooking Lake Superior, No. 1 on the lookout at Hillcrest Park.

Cast Iron 6-pounder 13-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 13-1-11 (2,012 lbs), broad arrow mark, 73, set in a concrete position overlooking Lake Superior, No. 2 on the lookout at Hillcrest Park.

Cast Iron 4-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 3-0-12 (348 lbs), No 1 at City Hall May St S and Donald St E mounted on a concrete replica naval carriage.

Cast Iron 4-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 3-0-4 (340 lbs), No 2 at City Hall May St S and Donald St E mounted on a concrete replica naval carriage.

 (Thunder Bay Museum Photo, when the gun was downtown)

 (Peter and Gloria Photos)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), possibly (Serial Nr. 69), Mountain View Cemetery.

Thunder BayHMCS Griffon 

4-inch/45 QF Mk. XVI* Twin Guns  (Serial No. S/13898), L, left, and (Serial No. S/13833), R, right, on a Mk. XIX High Angle mounting (Serial No. unknown), 125 North Algoma Street.

12-pounder 12-cwt QF Mk. V (3-inch-40) Breechloading Naval Gun (Ogden 3-inch Naval gun), (Serial No. S/8349) on fixed mounted near the flagpole at HMCS Griffon, 125 North Algoma Street.

Thunder BayFort William

Cast Iron 4-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 1 of 4, mounted on iron sleeved Naval carriages on the wharf.

Cast Iron 4-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 2 of 4, mounted on iron sleeved Naval carriages on the wharf.

Cast Iron 4-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 3 of 4, mounted on iron sleeved Naval carriages on the wharf.

Cast Iron 4-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 4 of 4, mounted on iron sleeved Naval carriages on the wharf.

 (Lencioni Photo)

Bronze SBML 4-pounder Gun, No 5, I & P Verbruggen above the cascabel.  Mounted on a field carriage in the squareBronze 4-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No 5, I & P Verbruggen above the cascabel, mounted on a field carriage in the square.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, No. 1 of 6, mounted on a Naval gun carriage, stored in the Powder magazine, Fort William.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, No. 2 of 6, unmounted stored in the Powder magazine, Fort William.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, No. 3 of 6, unmounted stored in the Powder magazine, Fort William.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, No. 4 of 6, unmounted stored in the Powder magazine, Fort William.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, No. 5 of 6, unmounted stored in the Powder magazine, Fort William.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, No. 6 of 6, unmounted stored in the Powder magazine, Fort William.

Tillsonburg

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, Coronation Park.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun mounted on iron wheels.  In front of the Tillsonburg Legion, 16 Durham St.

Toledo

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun with No. 9 circular firing platform, located at the intersection of City Road 1 and City Road 8.

Toronto

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

Trenton, Mount Pelion

 (Will S Photo)

 (jiggs11 Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 70452, CARRON, 1806) on the left trunnion, (32P) on the right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.

Trenton

 (Author Photos)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 12490), 1918, downtown square near the bridge.

Uxbridge 

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

  

 (Robert Vincent Photos)

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15-cm sFH 02), (Serial Nr. 911), Fried Krupp.

Verner

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

Victoria Harbour

 (Tim Laye Photos)

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, TGS Mk II, OFE/C 1946, Reg No. P-10515.  This gun is displayed in a Memorial Park, with a plaque honouring the War dead from the First World War.