Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 9: Nova Scotia, Halifax, Point Pleasant Park

Artillery preserved in Canada: Nova Scotia

City of Halifax, Point Pleasant Park

Data current to 15 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)

The web page for Nova Scotia has become too big for all the guns to be listed on one page, therefore the guns on display within Annapolis Royal including Fort Anne, the City of Halifax including York Redoubt, the Fort George Citadel, the Maritime Command Museum and Royal Artillery Park etc., are listed on separate pages for Nova Scotia.

Halifax, Point Pleasant Park, Prince of Wales Martello Tower

Prince of Wales Martello Tower plaque.

 (Author Photos, 11 Sep 2018)

Prince of Wales Martello Tower.

 (Author Photo)

Map of the Point Pleasant Park defence network.

Cannister shot, cap and ball.

Halifax,Point Pleasant Park, Fort Cambridge Battery

 

 (Author Photos, 11 Sep 2018

9-inch 12-ton Mk. V Muzzleloading Rifle, weight corroded, (>26,00 lbs), (RGF No. corroded) on the left trunnion, (+) on the right trunnion.  Firths Steel number on the barrel corroded, unmounted.

Halifax,Point Pleasant Park, Fort Ogilvie Battery

 

 (Author Photos, 11 Sep 2018)

Cast Iron 10-inch 18-ton Muzzleloading Rifle, Queen Victoria cypher, weight 17-18-1-0 (38,220 lbs), 79 on barrel, Firth Steel (Serial No. 1968) on the muzzle face, (RGF No. 79 II, 1870) on the left trunnion, (+) on the right trunnion.  This gun is mounted on the ramparts of Fort Ogilvie facing out to sea on fixed iron posts.  No. 1. 

 

 (Author Photos, 11 Sep 2018)

7-inch 7-ton Muzzleloading Rifle, Queen Victoria cypher, weight and Serial number heavily corroded.  Unmounted, resting on wood blocks.  No. 1 of 2.

 

7-inch 7-ton Muzzleloading Rifle, Queen Victoria cypher, weight and Serial number heavily corroded.  Unmounted, resting on wood blocks.  No. 2 of 2.

Parks Canada records three possible 9-pounder 6-cwt Muzzleloading Rifles in Point Pleasant Park, one with a weight of 5-2-27 (643 lbs), Queen Victoria cypher, mounted on a concrete stand, a second with a weight of 5-3-0 (644 lbs),  Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. unknown) on right trunnion, Queen Victoria cypher, resting on wood blocks, and a third, weight unknown also resting on wood blocks.  These guns are no longer present.  The author can confirm one 9-pounder 6-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle is on display in RA Park in Halifax.