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Artillery Preserved in Canada 8: Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Victoria Park, Prince Edward Battery

Artillery preserved on Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, Victoria Park, Prince Edward Battery

Data current to 20 Aug 2018.

Prince Edward Battery plaque, Victoria Park.

 

 

Cast Iron 18-pounder 42-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Millar pattern breeching ring, weight 42-1-26 (4,758 lbs), 1841, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 638) on the right trunnion, Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  This is gun No. 1 of 5, in the first protected position facing the harbour in Victoria Park.

 

 

Cast Iron 18-pounder 42-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Millar pattern breeching ring, weight 43-1-12 (4,856 lbs), 1844, Low Moor Ironworks of Bradford, England (Low Moor) on the right trunnion, (Serial No. 2519) on the left trunnion, Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  This is gun No. 2 of 5, facing the harbour in the first protected position facing the harbour in Victoria Park.

 

Cast Iron 18-pounder 42-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Millar pattern breeching ring, weight 42-2-4 (4,764 lbs), 1841, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on the left trunnion, (Serial No. 641) on the right trunnion, Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  This is gun No. 3 of 5, in the second protected position facing the harbour in Victoria Park.

 

Blomefield Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 23-3-2? (2,662 lbs), (WCo), (Walker & Company of Rotherham, Yorkshire, England), on the left trunnion, (Serial No. 17) on the right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, corroded, mounted on a 9-pounder iron garrison carriage, stamped 14-2-21, No. 4 of 5, facing the harbour in the fourth protected position.  It is one of three brought from Port la Joye/Fort Amherst.

 

 

Blomefield Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 23-2-7? corroded (2,639 lbs), maker and Serial No. TBC, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage stamped 14-2-21, No. 2.  This gun is No. 5, standing in the open to the left of the protected positions facing the harbour, close to the parking lot.  It is one of three brought from Port la Joye/Fort Amherst.

Queen Victoria and her Royal Cypher.  She reigned from 2 June 1837 to 22 Jan 1901.  The portrait is from her Coronation, 1838.  (Wikipedia Photo)

 

 

Dundas 32/64-pounder 58-cwt Converted Rifled Muzzleloading Gun, weight 59---0 (6,558 lbs), (RGF No. 420, I, 1874) on the left trunnion, (+) on the right trunnion, RGF IRON on the muzzle, Queen Victoria cypher, no broad arrow mark, Victoria Park, unmounted, set on wood blocks.  This gun is No. 1 of three unmounted guns, set on wood blocks to the right of the parking lot.

 

Dundas 32/64-pounder 58-cwt Converted Rifled Muzzleloading Gun, weight 59---0 (6,608 lbs), (RGF No. 414, I, 1874) on the left trunnion, (+) on the right trunnion, RGF IRON on the muzzle, Queen Victoria cypher, two broad arrow marks, unmounted, set on wood blocks, Victoria Park.  This gun is No. 2 of three to the right of the parking lot.

Dundas 32/64-pounder 58-cwt Converted Rifled Muzzleloading Gun, weight 59-1-0 (6,636 lbs), (RGF No. 448, I, 1874) on the left trunnion, blank on the right trunnion, RGF IRON on the muzzle, Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark, unmounted, set on wood blocks, Victoria Park.  This gun is No. 3 of three South of the parking lot.

 

Blomefield Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 23-3-2? (2,662 lbs), (WCo), (Walker & Company of Rotherham, Yorkshire, England), on the left trunnion, (Serial No. 41?) on the right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, corroded, mounted on an iron garrison carriage stamped 14-3-7, No. 12.  This gun is No. 4 in the second row of guns to the rear of the Blomefield in No. 5 position in the first row, next to the parking lot, also facing the harbour.  It is one of three brought from Port la Joye/Fort Amherst.