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HMCS Sackville

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Address: 1675 Lower Water St adjacent the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5, Canada
Phone Number: 19024292132
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: HMCS Sackville, the last remaining Flower Class corvette in the world...
HMCS Sackville, the last remaining Flower Class corvette in the world, symbolizes the extraordinary effort of Canadians seventy years ago during the Second World War. Restored to her wartime configuration she serves as a museum and memorial to those lost during the Battle of the Atlantic and to honour those who serve and continue to serve in the Naval Service of Canada. HMCS Sackville is berthed at Sackville Landing adjacent to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in the summer and in HMC Dockyard during the winter.
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Well managed WWII ship exhibit

I had an interesting time on Sackville. Most, but not all, locations had an audio commentary providing background information and there were a few information displays at points... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Hexham, United Kingdom

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I had an interesting time on Sackville. Most, but not all, locations had an audio commentary providing background information and there were a few information displays at points around the ship. More could be made of these e.g. I did not notice anything about the hedgehog or the 3" gun (assuming that is what it was). If I were to... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I appreciated the recorded guide so you could listen to a narrative at the push of a button in each area of the ship. I also liked the personal touches - artwork done by seamen, their personal belongings, etc

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very Fascinating to see this piece of history, there is a lot of things to observe and read, you walk through and see how the young man lived on the ship.

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Halifax Region, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

well kept ship to visit, kids will like this, has some history to it, part of the Museum of the Atlantic admission

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a slice of history docked and waiting for you to explore. Try to visit this ship when you have a good amount of free time because there is lots too observe and read inside. So much so that you will probably be surprised at how easy it is to spend hours inside this vessel and soak in the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The thing that I like best about Sackville is that it is a grass-roots, work-in-progress. The main centre-piece is in place but there is lots and lots of potential to elevate it from a wartime memory to become, at some point, Canada's and Halifax's signature monument to our WW2 navy. Climbing around is encouraged.

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Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you have any interest in WW2 naval history, this is a very reasonably priced exhibit, The ship is open to explore. Quite fascinating to see how the crew worked and lived aboard an active WW2 battle ship

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The last corvette from the second world war, it is fascinating and moving to see the awful conditions those young men lived and fought in those days. Well preserved, it is a very good glimpse in the past. You can walk around by yourself or have one of the guys give you a tour - which proved to be extremely... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Two reasons you need to do this tour: 1) it's a ship that actually participated in the Battle of the Atlantic, and helped the Canadian Navy come into its own, and 2) the ship is more accessible than any other museum ship; stand on the bridge, swing in a hammock in the wardroom, swing down a ladder into the after... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Well worth time out from the glitzier tourist stuff. This is a significant vessel with an interesting history. Sackville is Halifax's own war hero and has lived many lives. She may well be heading for a well-deserved rest in a permanent dry dock. There are friendly and knowledgable guides to take you on a tour - mine included the depths... More 

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