Artillery in Canada (9) Nova Scotia: Halifax, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Artillery in Nova Scotia, Halifax,

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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

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.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street.  This Museum is the oldest and largest maritime museum in Canada with a collection of over 30,000 artifacts.

3-pounder Hotchkiss Gun, (Serial No. 2534).  This gun was originally mounted in 1903 on the British cruiser HMS Antrim, but was presented to the RCN when Antrim was scrapped in 1921.  During the Second World War it was mounted on an RCN Fairmile submarine chaser operating out of Halifax.  The gun was later fitted on the RCMP cutter Irvine until it came to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in 1966.

Cast Iron 24-pounder 13-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 12-3-21 (1,449 lbs).

Bronze 2-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading saluting gun.

Bronze Lyle Smoothbore Gun, 10 March 1921.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 365755)

Rocket Gun Life Saving and Police Patrol, Toronto, 4 Oct 1928.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3656737)

Bronze Lyle Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun (2.5-inch bore), ca 1900.

Breechloading Swivel Gun, 17th century.

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