Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5j: Ontario, Fort Erie

Artillery preserved in Canada: Ontario, 

Fort Erie

Data current to 5 April 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 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 Erie, are listed separately here.  

Fort Erie

Fort Erie historical markers.

Russian Blomefield 36-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, made by Armstrong, at Alexandrovski, with double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy.  ML, (Serial No. 433G), 1632P, 1835.  Mounted on a wood naval gun carriage located on a redoubt facing south inside Fort Erie.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 51-0-9 (5,721 lbs), (Serial No. 70802, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 49-3-0 (5,572 lbs) under the cascabel, (Serial No. 218) on the right trunnion, (L) on the left trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, on a redoubt facing West.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 53-2-7 (5,999 lbs), King George III cypher, (not observed).

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 51-0-13 (5,725 lbs), King George III cypher, (not observed).

Cast Iron 4-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, no cypher, no markings, mounted on a naval gun carriage, on a redoubt facing West.

Cast Iron 4-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 1798 DLCCCVI, reproduction, copied from a piece from Fort York.

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, recovered from the USS Detroit which was sunk during the War of 1812.  Museum Visitor Center.

Bronze 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 5-3-22 (666 lbs), 1859, F.M.  Eadley Wilmot, Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark, Serial No. 4456, dieu et mon droit, mounted on a naval gun carriage, inside Fort Erie.

Bronze 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 6-0-0 (672 lbs), 1859, F.M.  Eadley Wilmot, Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark, Serial No. 4071, dieu et mon droit, mounted on a naval gun carriage, inside Fort Erie.

Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 16-2-20 (1,860 lbs), Crown over P on the barrel, R, A on right trunnion, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, inside Fort Erie.

 (Lanabird Photo)

Cast Iron 12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 31-0-13 (3,485 lbs), pre-1759.  Museum Visitor Center.

Cast Iron12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight TBC.

Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, King George III cypher, reproduction.

Bronze Coehorn 4.65-inch (12-pounder) Mortar, weight TBC, King George II cypher.

 (Lanabird Photo)

Cast Iron 10-inch Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar with Dolphin carrying handles, weight TBC, reproduction.

Historical Marker at Fort Erie.