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8 inch Howitzer - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This 8 inch howitzer, built by Elswick Ordnance Company, is located inside the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/11/2019 7:11:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM10QN8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
From an information panel on site:

Howitzer, 8 inch

This 8 inch howitzer could fire an enormous high explosive 90 kilogram shell up to a range of 11 kilometres. Howitzers were used to pound trenches or targets in the enemy's rear area. The trajectory was very high with the shell plunging downwards to deliver a devastating explosion.

Howitzer, 8-inch Mk. VIII, Rifled Breech Loading: (visit link)

Museum Hours and Fees:

April 29 to September 2, 2019 Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours subject to change. Statutory holidays falling within this period follow the above hours of operation. September 3, 2019 to March 31, 2020 Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: Adults $17 - Seniors $15 and students $13 Free on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Parking on the street in proximity to the museum as well as on the grounds of the museum is available for a fee. A parking garage is also available on site.

Museum Guide: (visit link)
What type of artillery is this?: 8 inch Howitzer

Where is this artillery located?: Government building

What military of the world used this device?: British and Canadian Armies

Date artillery was in use: 7/28/1914

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: Not Listed

Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed

Still may work: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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