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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Modern Guns for Nova Scotia (1900)
Topic: Halifax

Modern Guns for Nova Scotia

The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, 20 December 1900

Halifax, N.S., Dec. 19.—Several modern long range guns are now on the way here from England and are to replace less modern armament in some of the forts about the harbor. A few of these forts have at present modern guns but the guns to be mounted now will carry eight miles and make the fortress impregnable. Guns will be mounted on two hills in the neighborhood of York Redoubt fort, one of which is known among the soldiers as "Spion Kop" so closely does it resemble the peak of that name made memorable in the Boer war.

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Guns at Halifax; 1905

Defending Halifax: Ordnance, 1825-1906; A.J.B. Johnson, No. 46 History and Archaeology, Parks Canada, 1981

By 1905, the defences of Halifax would have the following guns mounted:

 Breech-LoadersQuick-Firing 
 9.2-in.6-in.4.7-in.12-pr6-prTotal
Fort McNab12   3
Sandwich Battery22   4
Below York Redoubt    22
Hugonin Battery   4 4
Ives Point Battery 2 226
Point Pleasant Battery   2 2
Cambridge Battery 2   2
Fort Ogilvie 2   2
Fort Charlotte  3  3
Fort Clarence  2  2
Total31058430

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Posted by regimentalrogue at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 23 September 2016 12:54 PM EDT

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