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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Fantastic!

It was great, lots to see. My son loved every minute of it. It's got some great history to it. The staff on board are incredibly knowledgeable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It was great, lots to see. My son loved every minute of it. It's got some great history to it. The staff on board are incredibly knowledgeable.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great Ship to go on and look around. We paid $10 for a family of 4 and was worth it. You walk thru and see how the crew lived on the ship, the guns and amo they used. We enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Learned so much about the life in the Canadian Navy during WWII. A humbling experience. One of the staff commented that "no Canadian military vessel has fired a shot in anger in two generations". Let's keep it that way.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Really wonderful memorial to those lost in the course of freedom whilst serving the Riyal Canadian Navy. Really hands on which we appreciated. We very much enjoyed the instructive narratives around the boat, very well done to keep kids engaged. A unique survivor of an intense period of warfare. The staff were excellent, always there to help. I highly recommend... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

the place was bustling with people because it was a sunny day. it (the ship) was right there at the exit of the maritime museum that i thought it was a part of it. good for picture taking

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Halifax hosts the last remaining example of a Flower Class corvette, heroine of escorting the Atlantic convoys in WW2 and immortalised in the book and film, "The Cruel Sea". HMCS Sackville is therefore unique and as a Canadian Flower she is wholly appropriate to represent the achievements and sacrifices of the scores of men and ships lost in the cause... More 

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Brantford, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It is hard to imagine people taking to the high seas in one of these, let alone engaging in combat. Everyone should take the time to think of those who served in such dangerous ways, many of whom did not survive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a pretty cool floating museum. It's the last of its kind, so that's pretty cool! You can even go into places you wouldn't normally be permitted, like the boiler room. My brother is really into ships, so he loved it for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Extremely reasonable admission ($10/family) gets you into the only remaining corvette built for the Second World War. Sobering but vital introduction to Canada's contribution to the Battle for the Atlantic. Explore freely and/or take a guided tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Well worth the small admission fee. Very interesting (though dated) recordings placed at various parts of the ship. The kids loved going into the guts of the ship and seeing what it must have been like to be on board one of these boats during the war. Look forward to it being further improved with more of the boat opened... More 

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Additional Information about HMCS Sackville

Address: 1675 Lower Water St adjacent the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5, Canada
Phone Number: 19024292132
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 3

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