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Gatling Gun, HMCS Bayfield II - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This Gatling Gun, originally mounted on the Bayfield II, a government survey ship, was transferred to the Canadian Navy, prior to World War I. It is located in Gallery 2 of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/12/2019 8:57:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM10QQ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
This 1883 model Gatling gun was mounted on the Bayfield II, a government survey ship transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy for east coast patrol duties during the First World War. Found in 1933 at the government naval yard in Sorel, Quebec, the Gatling gun is seen on its shipboard mount, with a wooden magazine (top left) used for training. One of three purchased in the aftermath of the 1885 Resistance and later transferred to the navy, this gun's obsolescence highlights the poor state of Canada's naval forces on the eve of war.

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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?: Gatling Gun

Where is this artillery located?: Government building

What military of the world used this device?: Canadian

Date artillery was in use: 1/1/1885

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

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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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