Photographs of
Loyalist Park
Cannons

Cast iron


Digby
Digby County
Nova Scotia


Located in Loyalist Park on the waterfront


GPS location:   44°37'20"N   65°45'20"W




Digby: Loyalist Park


Digby: Loyalist Park


Loyalist Park, Digby
Six cast-iron cannons

Location Foundry
weight
Date Weight
(pounds)
Weight
(kilograms)
south 42-1-11 1841 4743 2151
  43-2-14 1844 4886 2216
  42-3-6 1844 4794 2174
  42-3-0 1841 4788 2171
  42-0-26 1840 4730 2145
north 41-3-1 4677 2121

These cannons cannot be identified by serial numbers.
They have no serial numbers. Each of these guns has a
weight, as marked by the foundry, and no two are the same.
These photographs are identified by the foundry weights.

The cannons are listed here in sequence,
from the south end of the park to the north end.





Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 42-1-11 1841

Loyalist Park cannon 42-1-11
1841

Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 42-1-11 Manufactured: 1841
Weight: 42-1-11 (2151 kg)
Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 42-1-11 Cannon manufactured for Victoria Regina
(Queen Victoria reigned 1837-1901)




 

Loyalist Park cannon 43-2-14
1844

Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 43-2-14 Manufactured: 1844
Weight: 43-2-14 (2216 kg)
Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 43-2-14 Cannon manufactured for Victoria Regina




Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 42-3-6 1844

Loyalist Park cannon 42-3-6
1844

Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 42-3-6 Manufactured: 1844
Weight: 42-3-6 (2174 kg)
Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 42-3-6 Cannon manufactured for Victoria Regina




Digby: Loyalist Park

Loyalist Park cannon 42-3-0
1841

Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 42-3-0 Manufactured: 1841
Weight: 42-3-0 (2171 kg)
Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 42-3-0 Cannon manufactured for Victoria Regina




Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 42-0-26 1840

Loyalist Park cannon 42-0-26
1840

Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 42-0-26 Manufactured: 1840
Weight: 42-0-26 (2145 kg)
Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 42-0-26 Cannon manufactured for Victoria Regina




Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 41-3-1

Loyalist Park cannon 41-3-1

Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 41-3-1 Weight: 41-3-1 (2121 kg)

The foundry marked this cannon's weight as 41 - 3 - 1,
meaning 41 hundredweight plus 3 quarters plus 1 pound.
One hundredweight equalled 112 pounds,
and one quarterweight equalled 28 pounds.
Thus this cannon weighs 4677 pounds.
One kilogram equals 2.205 pounds.

This cannon's weight works out to 2121 kilograms
(at the time of manufacture, not much changed now).

Digby: Loyalist Park cannon 41-3-1 Cannon manufactured for George III Rex
(King George III reigned 1760-1820)


Tha above photographs were taken on 13 June 2003.



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First uploaded to the WWW:   2003 December 01
Minor content revision:   2004 January 03
GPS position added:   2005 November 23
Latest update:   2013 October 11