Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery (9) Nova Scotia, Lunenburg

Artillery in Nova Scotia, Lunenburg

Data current to 14 July 2019.

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)

Nova Scotia

Lunenburg

 

 

 (Author Photos, 5 Sep 2018)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 45-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Millar pattern breeching ring, weight 46-0-0 (5,152 lbs), 1848, left and right trunnions corroded, marked with the coat of arms of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), mounted on a concrete stand, Block House Hill.

 (Author Photo)

The Sack of Lunenburg plaque on Block House Hill.

This gun may have been equipped with lead sites similar to these preserved in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.  (Photos courtesy of Doug Knight, the Canadian War Museum)

Cast Iron 6-pounder 6-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Millar pattern breeching ring, stamped J & H (John & Henry) King, 1812, (monogram of Henry Phipps, First Earl of Mulgrave, Master general of the Ordnance, 1810-1818), broad arrow, King George III cypher, mounted on concrete carriage.  This gun was reported to be on Block House Hill, but has been moved, location unknown.

 (Author Photo, 5 Sep 2018)

Cast Iron possible 9-pounder smoothbore muzzleloading Gun buried as a bollard in Lunenburg NS on private property at the corner of Cornwallis St and Cumberland Street.  Badly corroded, no visible markings.  Apparently the gun was buried on the corner of the property to prevent horse drawn wagons from cutting the corner.

 (Terry Honour Photo)

 (Author Photos, 5 Sep 2018)

Blomefield 18-pounder 38-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 5-inch bore, buried in the ground muzzle up.  The Royal cipher is partially showing. No other markings visible. North side of gate.  This is No. 1 of 2 guns that were made into a gate at the Bluenose Golf Course on Cove Drive.  Apparently the golf course was originally known as Cannon Gate Park. 

 (Terry Honour Photo)

 (Author Photo, 5 Sep 2018)

Blomefield 18-pounder 38-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 5-inch bore, buried in the ground muzzle up.  The Royal cipher is partially showing. No other markings visible. South side of gate.  This is No. 2 of 2 guns that were made into a gate at the Bluenose Golf Course on Cove Drive, originally known as Cannon Gate Park. 

  

 (Terry Honour Photos)

 (Author Photos, 5 Sep 2018)

Blomefield Cast Iron 12-pounder 34-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 34-?-8 (>3,816 lbs), King George III cypher, Walker Co on left trunnion, Serial No. 65 on right trunnion, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  No. 1 of 2 guns on the golf course on the East side of the No. 9/No. 18 Tees.

  

 (Terry Honour Photos)

   

 (Author Photos, 5 Sep 2018)

Blomefield Cast Iron 12-pounder 34-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight (>3,000 lbs), King George III cypher, Serial No. 80096 CARRON 1812, on left trunnion, 12P on right trunnion, mounted on an iron garrison carriage No. 9.  No. 2 of 2 guns on the golf course on the West side of the No. 9/No. 18 Tees.

 (Author Photos, 5 Sep 2018)

Bronze model saluting gun (12 inches long), used for special occasions at the Bluenose Golf Course.