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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5g: Ontario, City of Kingston

Artillery preserved in Canada: Ontario, 

City of Kingston

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 by the author unless otherwise credited.

Data current to 4 Nov 2017.

Author with a Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-2-14 (6,230 lbs), in the Murney Tower, one of many guns found in the City of Kingston, Ontario.  (Kingston Historical Society Photo)

Kingston, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy Street East

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

 

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 3.5 calibre, 3 feet long, no weight stamp, both trunnions corroded,  bronze plaque "Shannon’s Cannon", mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy Street East.  The plaque states "Shannon's Cannon" came from the ramparts of Londonderry, Ireland, where it defended Protestantism from 1649 to 1688.  Presented to William Shannon of Kingston in 1865, in 1909 to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church by Apprentice Boys Derry Lodge # 1. Restored in 1990 by the St. Andrew's Church Veterans Association.

Kingston, McBurney Park, 180 Ordnance Street

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-0-14 (5,614 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 102) on the right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, CV, CK on the cascabel, mounted on a concrete stand in McBurney Park, 180 Ordnance Street.

Kingston, Clarence Street Park

  (PDA Photo)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 8368), weight 6-0-0 (672 lbs) mounted on a pedestal.  This is a German Krupp gun that was captured by the 21st Battalion on 9 October 1917 at Vimy near the Les Tilleuls Crossroads.  Later, it was taken to the Royal Gun Factory in Woolwich, London.  There it was mounted on a Pedestal Mark I and sent back out into the field, where it was used by the 22nd Howitzer Battery.  A number of merchant ships were armed with these guns, but it may have been used for static defence at a coastal installation, or it may even have been mounted on a train car or back of a lorry.  It is located in Clarence Street Park on the grounds adjacent to St. George's Cathedral in downtown Kingston.  It is listed as an Ordnance QF 77-mm Gun Mk 1, 1917, No. 34, with King George V RI cypher.

  

King George V, reigned from 6 May 1910 to 20 Jan 1936, and his cypher.  (Wikipedia Photo)

Kingston, Sir John A. MacDonald Memorial, Crimean War Trophy Guns

Sir John A. MacDonald Memorial, flanked by a pair of Russian Smoothbore Muzzleloading Guns captured during the Crimean War and presented to Canada by Queen Victoria.  The British seized some 1,500 iron SBML guns and hundreds of bronze cannon at the end of the Crimean War (1853-1856).  Shortly afterwards, guns captured at the great Russian Naval base of Sevastopol  in the Crimea were offered for display in towns and cities throughout the UK and the British Empire.  The City of Kingston received two of these guns.

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

 (Doug Knight Photo)

 

Russian Cast Iron 36-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, (Serial No. 90565) on left trunnion, (36 P, 168 1/2 P, 1826, G) on right trunnion, probably cast by Foullon at Alexandrovski, with double-headed Eagle, 6.75 calibre, 8 feet 4-inches long, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, Crimean War Trophy, 1854-1855, No. 1 in front of the Sir John A MacDonald statue, King and West Street park.

 (Doug Knight Photo)

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

 

Russian Cast Iron 36-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, (Serial No. 19808) on right trunnion, (36P, 168 1/9, 1823) on left trunnion, probably cast by Foullon at Alexandrovski, with double-headed Eagle, 6.75 calibre, 8 feet 4-inches long, mounted on a naval gun carriage, Crimean War Trophy, 1854-1855, No. 2 in front of the Sir John A MacDonald statue, King and West Street park. 

Kingston, Murney Tower Museum

Murney Tower.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 16-3-24 (1,900 lbs) above the vent, Murney Tower Museum No. 1 inside the Murney Tower Museum on the main floor.  The carronade is a short smoothbore, cast iron cannon, which was used by the Royal Navy and first produced by the Carron Company, an ironworks in Falkirk, Scotland.  It was used from the 1770s to the 1850s.  Its main function was to serve as a powerful, short-range anti-ship and anti-crew weapon.  While considered very successful early on, carronades eventually disappeared as rifled naval artillery changed the shape of the shell and led to fewer and fewer close-range engagements.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-0-4 (1,908 lbs) above the vent, 1811, No. 2 inside the Murney Tower Museum on the main floor.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-2-14 (6,230 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 168) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a long wood traversing gun carriage.  A plaque states this gun was cast in 1800, Murney Tower Museum, top floor.  The Blomefield 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Gun has a length of 9 feet 6 inches.  It is the most common 32-pounder in Canada and can be recognized by a reinforcing ring that is slightly raised followed by a definite "step-down" in the barrel just forward of the trunnions heading to the muzzle.

Kingston, McDonald Park

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

 

 

Cast Iron 24-Pounder 15-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Howitzer, weight 15-0-20 (1,700 lbs), (L) on the left trunnion, (Manufacturer's mark, possibly Low Moor Ironworks of Bradford, England), (Serial No. 16) on the right trunnion, McDonald Park, King Street West and Emily Street, forward of the Murney Tower Museum.

Cast Iron Lion overlooking the water forward of the Murney Tower and to the rear of the Cast Iron 24-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Howitzer.

Kingston, RCHA Memorial Park

RCHA Memorial, flanked by a pair of 32-pounder 17-cwt SBML Carronades.

 (Doug Knight Photo)

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-0 (1,988 lbs), no other visible markings, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, No. 1 on the North side of the RCHA memorial, Park at King and Barrie Streets.

 (Doug Knight Photo)

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-0 (1,988 lbs), no other visible markings mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, No. 2 on the South side of the RCHA memorial, Park at King and Barrie Streets.

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

 (Doug Knight Photo)

  

 

 

25-Pounder QF Mk. I Field Gun, Serial No. 1230345, Manufacturers Mark: G. & J. W. 1943, Saddle, 25Pr No. 3 Mk. I.  This gun stands in front of the memorial.RCHA memorial, Park at King and Barrie Streets.

...and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry are also commemorated in this park.

Kingston, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 60, 734 Montreal Street

(Andre Blanchard Photos)

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, marked 05 L10 A1, OTO 1970, MLA 57736, Kg. 358.  Data on the side past the breech: No. F CA2661 CDN, N.U.C. 1015-15-020-3503.  On face of the Shield: 7 Parachutes, 25A, A horse and a plaque.  Royal Canadian Legion, Limestone City Branch No. 560, 734 Montreal Street.

Kingston, Prince of Wales Own Regiment Armoury

 (Terry Honour Photos)

106-mm M40A2 Recoilless Anti-Tank Gun, (Serial No. 14910), mounted on a small stand. PWOR Armoury, Montreal Street.

M113 with 106-mm Recoilless Rifle, Ex Reforger 74, 3 Mech Cdo, Oct 1974.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4631327)

Fort Henry

The web page has become to big for all the guns in Ontario to be listed on one page, therefore the guns on display at Fort Henry, Kingston are listed on a separate web page.

Fort Henry, 1919.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3259967)

Fort Henry plaque.

Artillery Battery, Kingston, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3398056)

Royal Garrison Artillery, Fort Henry, ca. 1867.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3192422)

CFB Kingston

(Terry Honour Photos)

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, 4312137)

 (Terry Honour Photo)

 (Author Photo)

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.

 (Terry Honour Photo)


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.

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

3-inch/50 QF Guns in a Twin Gun Naval turret.

Fort Frontenac, Kingston

  (Doug Knight Photos)

 

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.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

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.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

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.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

 

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.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

 

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 Photos)

 

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.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

 

 

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.

 (Terry Honour Photo)

 (Doug Knight Photos)

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).

 (Doug Knight Photos)

 

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.

Kingston, Royal Military College

Royal Military College (RMC) Map showing locations of Tanks, Artillery, Naval Guns and Aircraft.

Royal Military College, Guns guarding the front gate

(Doug Knight Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 50-1-14 (5,670 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 123) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  No. 1 of 2, Crerar Gateway East.

(Doug Knight Photos)

 

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-3-0 (6,244 lbs),  Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 911) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, No. 2 of 2, Crerar Gateway West. 

RMC Tanks and Artillery on the grounds outside the Parade Square

M4A2E8 HVSS Sherman Medium Tank with 76-mm Gun, (Serial No. 65021), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123000, “Athene”, mounted on a Bailey Bridge, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario.

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, 20-pounder main gun, CFR No. 52-81053, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario.

Leopard C2 Main Battle Tank, 105-mm main gun, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

155-mm M109A4 Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer, 1985, (Serial No. 77225), AC: AX, ECC: 119205 HUI C: 1941, SAUI C: 1941, VMO No. DLE29685, VMO Date: 09 Dec 2002.  CFR 77225 was secured by the Royal Military College of Canada, Department of Applied Military Science in the Fall of 2010.  It was delivered to the Department on 16 May 2012.  It is currently serving as a training aid on RMC grounds, facing the Technical Staff College, West of the main road.

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

4-inch/45 QF Mk. XVI* Twin Guns  (Serial No. S/13760), L, left, and (Serial No. S/14492), R, right, on a Mk. XIX High Angle mounting (Serial No. unknown), from HMCS Huron, Crerar Crescent.

German Second World War 8.8-cm Flak 37 Anti-Aircraft Gun captured near near Bayeux, France, 26 Aug 1944, being examined by Canadian soldiers.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3396244)

 (RCEME School Photo)

German Second World War 8.8-cm Flak 37 Anti-Aircraft Gun, (Serial Nr. R5456) 1042 CXX (120), RCEME School, 1946, now on display on Crerar Crescent.

German Second World War 8.8-cm Flak 37 Anti-Aircraft Gun, (Serial Nr. R5456) 1042 CXX (120), Crerar Crescent.

German Second World War 8.8-cm Panzerabwehrkanone 43 (8.8-cm Pak 43) Anti-Tank Gun, Breeching Ring (Serial Nr. R1243), Crerar Crescent.

RMC Bollard Guns embedded  in front of the gate to the Parade Square

Blomefield 12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 4.75-inch, 2 feet 5 inches long, embedded in the road at a 30 degree angle, No. 1, Main Gate North.

Blomefield 12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 4.75-inch, 2 feet 5 inches long, embedded in the road at a 30 degree angle, No. 2, Main Gate South.

RMC Artillery on the grounds inside the Parade Square (clockwise from No. 1)

25-pounder QF Field Gun, Reg No. 16055, Massey Library, by the Cadet statue.  No. 1.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 58-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Dundas pattern breeching ring, weight 58-2-0 (6,552 lbs), (RGF No. 715, I, 1876) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, South side of the passage between the Fort Haldimand Dormitory and Yeo Hall, No. 2 of 2.

(Doug Knight Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 58-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Dundas pattern breeching ring, 58-3-0 (6,580 lbs),  Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (RGF No. 501, I, 1876) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, North side of the passage between Fort Haldimand Dormitory and Yeo Hall.  No. 1 of 2.

Passageway between Fort Halidimand Dormitory and Yeo Hall.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-3-0 (6,356 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 71526, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, North East corner of the Parade Square, Fort Haldimand.

(Doug Knight Photos)

Bronze 9-pounder 13-1/2-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 13-2-0 (1,512 lbs), (Serial No. 4862) on the chase above the broad arrow mark, F.M. EARDLEY-WILMOT (Colonel F.M. Eardley-Wilmot, Superintendant of the Royal Gun Factory at Woolwich, England, 1855 to 1859) above the cascabel, (1859) on left trunnion, (H, DCCCXXI) (821), on right trunnion, Queen Victoria cypher, UNG JE SERVIRAR (One I will serve), SH (Sidney Herbert, First Baron Herbert of Lee, 1810 to 1861, Secretary for War in 1859) cypher.  This gun is mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, No. 1 of 2, Senior Staff Mess South.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Bronze 9-pounder 13-1/2-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 13-3-7 (1,547 lbs), (W. NORTH, 1843) above the cascabel, no markings on the left or right trunnions, Queen Victoria cypher, TRIA IUNCTA IN UNO (Three joined in one), GM (Lieutenant General Sir George Murray, Master General of the Ordnance 1834 - 1835 and 1841 - 1846) cypher.  This gun is mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, No. 2 of 2, Senior Staff Mess South.

Lieutenant General Sir George Murray, Master General of the Ordnance 1834 - 1835 and 1841 - 1846 and his cypher.

Bronze 9-pounder 13-1/2-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 12-3-7 (1,435 lbs), 1843, CLXXV (175), Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark, DEMD, (Lieutenant General Sir George Murray Gun), previously located at the Senior Staff Mess North, moved, new location TBC.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

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. 193) on the right trunnion, weight 11-1-13 (1,273 lbs), no cypher, broad arrow mark, shot in the muzzle, No. 2 of 2, Stone Frigate  North.

(Doug Knight Photos)

Cast Iron 10-inch 18-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar, weight 18-1-9 (2,053 lbs), 1856, (WC) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 62) on right trunnion, no cypher, broad arrow mark, weight 17-0-0 (1,904 lbs) on trail, shot in the muzzle, No. 1 of 2, Stone Frigate South.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight corroded, (WC) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 119) on right trunnion, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  This gun stands across from the Stone Frigate.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight corroded, (WC) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 118) on right trunnion, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  No. 1 of 2.  This gun stands in front of the RMC HQ.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight corroded, (WC) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 123) on right trunnion, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  No. 2 of 2.  This gun stands across from the Stone Frigate.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 58-cwt Palliser conversion of a Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun to a Muzzleloading Rifle, RGF, 1870, Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark, location TBC.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 58-cwt Palliser conversion of a Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun to a Muzzleloading Rifle, Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark, location TBC.

(Doug Knight Photos)

Bronze 9-pounder 13-1/2-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 13-3-6 (1,518 lbs), 1813, Dolphin handles, DLVIII (558), King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, No. 1 of 2, flagpole East.

Cypher, King George III.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Bronze 9-pounder 13-1/2-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 13-3-13 (1,553 lbs), 1812, Dolphin handles, CCCLIV (354), King George III cypher, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, No. 2 of 2, flagpole West.

RMC, Fort Frederick Tower Guns & Royal Military College Museum

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-3-0, (6,084 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 71851, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, Fort Frederick Tower, Gun No. 1, East.

(Doug Knight Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-0-2, (6,162 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 70538, CARRON, 1806) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, Fort Frederick Tower, Gun No. 2, North.

(Doug Knight Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-0-25, (6,025 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 77204, CARRON, 1811) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, Fort Frederick Tower, Gun No. 3, West.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-7 (1,995 lbs), Fort Frederick Tower 2 North West.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-1-14 (1,946 lbs), Fort Frederick Tower, Main South.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-2-21 (1,981 lbs), Fort Frederick Tower, Main South.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-7 (1,995 lbs), Fort Frederick Tower, Main South.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-11 (1,999 lbs), Fort Frederick Tower, Main North.

 (Doug Knight Photos)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-1-21 (1,953 lbs), Fort Frederick Tower, Main North East.

Blomefield Cast Iron 12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 4.75-inch, 2 foot long gun fragment, Fort Frederick Tower B.

Fort Frederick Earth Rampart Guns, Royal Military College

Fort Frederick, Map of the Seven Guns on the Earth Rampart

(Terry Honour Photos)


Cast Iron 24-pounder 20-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 20-0-0 (2,240 lbs), 1847 on barrel, (C) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 12) on right trunnion,  1847, Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on long wood traversing carriage.  No. 1.

 (Terry Honour Photos)


Cast Iron 8-inch 65-cwt Smoothbore Shell Gun with Millar pattern breeching ring, weight 64-3-0 (7,252 lbs), 1842, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 242) on right trunnion.  No. 2.

 (Terry Honour Photos)


Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-0-25 (6,185 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 277) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  No. 3.

(Terry Honour Photos)

Armstrong 7-inch 72-cwt (110-pounder) Rifled Breech-Loading Gun, weight 81-3-3 (9,159 lbs), 1862, Queen Victoria cypher, mounted on a long wooden carriage.  No. 4.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 57-0-9 (7,513 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 71633, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  No. 5.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Cast Iron 8-inch 65-cwt Smoothbore Shell Gun with Millar pattern breeching ring, weight 64-2-10 (7,234 lbs), 1842, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. corroded) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  No. 6.

In 1829 or the early 1830s a new set of 32-pounders was developed.  Their design has usually been attributed to William Millar, but the name of Sir Alexander Dickson, Wellington's commander of artillery in the Peninsula, has sometimes been attached to two of them. Both men were Inspectors-General of Artillery, Millar succeeding Dickson in 1827. Millar was well known for his successful design of shell guns and of bronze field howitzers during the 1820s.  He died in 1838 and Dickson in 1840.  David McConnell, British Smooth-Bore Artillery: A Technological Study, (Ottawa, Minister of Supply and Services Canada, 1988), p. 64.

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Cast Iron 24-pounder 20-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 20-0-4 (2,244 lbs), 1847, (C) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 16) on right trunnion, 1847, Queen Victoria cypher, Fort Frederick North East 1, mounted on long wooden carriage.

Howe IslandKingston

Cast Iron 3-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun mounted on a wheeled carriage with a wooden tampion plug in the barrel, King George III cypher, Private Owner.

HMCS Cataraqui, Naval Reserve, Kingston

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Cast Iron 12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, Queen Anne cypher (18th Century), carriage and shot rack, salvaged from HMS Princess Charlotte, 1812, on display inside the drill hall.