Photographs of
Chester Legion
Cannons

pre-1761

Cast iron

Located at the intersection of Union Street and Duke Street

GPS location:   44°32'23"N   64°14'21"W




Cannons at Chester Legion

Photographed on 4 November 2002



Chester Legion: south cannon manufactured for King George II
Detail of south cannon
Manufactured for George II Rex

(King George II reigned 1727-1760.  These cannons were cast in 1760 or earlier.)

Photographed on 4 November 2002



Chester Legion: south cannon manufactured for King George II
Detail of south cannon

Photographed on 4 November 2002



Chester Legion: south cannon weighs 1734 kilograms

Photographed on 17 May 2003


The south cannon weighs 1734 kg.

The foundry marked this cannon's weight as 34 - 0 - 15,
meaning 34 hundredweight plus zero quarters plus 15 pounds.
One hundredweight equalled 112 pounds, and one quarterweight
equalled 28 pounds. Thus this cannon weighs 3823 pounds.
One kilogram equals 2.205 pounds.

This cannon's weight works out to 1734 kilograms
(at the time of manufacture, not much changed now).



Chester Legion: north cannon
North cannon

Photographed on 17 May 2003



Chester Legion: north cannon detail
North cannon detail

Photographed on 17 May 2003



Chester Legion: north cannon weighs 1686 kiolgrams

Photographed on 17 May 2003


The north cannon weighs 1686 kg.

The foundry marked this cannon's weight as 33 - 0 - 21,
meaning 33 hundredweight plus zero quarters plus 21 pounds.
Thus this cannon's weight is 3717 pounds, or 1686 kilograms
(at the time of manufacture, not much changed now).



Gilbert Chase Memorial Garden

Photographed on 25 August 2003



Plaque: Chester Defences 1750

Photographed on 25 August 2003

1750   CHESTER DEFENCES   1750
THESE 24 POUNDER GUNS WERE PART OF THE
BATTERY SET UP TO DEFEND CHESTER
FROM PRIVATEER RAIDS.
CAST DURING THE REIGN OF GEORGE II
THEY EACH WEIGH 3800 LBS.
PLACED IN THEIR PRESENT POSITION
AS A LEGION CENTENNIAL PROJECT
AUGUST 20, 1967
THIS PLAQUE DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
A. GEORGE AWALT M.M.


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