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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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If you read "The Cruel Sea"

The story of the corvettes is found in the novel. A small slow vessel tasked with protecting England's lifeline of food, fuel and other essential supplies through out all kinds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The story of the corvettes is found in the novel. A small slow vessel tasked with protecting England's lifeline of food, fuel and other essential supplies through out all kinds of weather. This ship is a must visit.

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Halifax, Canada
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531 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Any chance I get to be around ships I'm always reminiscent of my father and his time in the Canadian Navy. The HMCS Sackville is a familiar sight on the Halifax waterfront and a must see for anyone with an interest in the Canadian Navy. This is Canada's Naval Memorial.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

My 8 year old son is obsessed with ships and this was very much worth the money. There are guides who will lead you through the ship and it was amazing to see how a working war ship looks like on the inside.

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1 Thank Katie S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

A trip into history with audio to guide you, and amazing pictures and designed to teach, while entertaining.

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1 Thank mcmils2005
Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This is a real ship with slightly compact quarters etc. but if you have never been aboard a real ship before, it is a cool trip. Probably very good for children..

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Free tour for vets (and family) but very inexpensive either way. This ship and others like it build by the Canadians were a major player in the Battle of the Atlantic..

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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Tour the Sackville on the Halifax Waterfront- the last of Canada's Corvettes, it's a glimpse of shipboard memorabilia and history.

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

HMCS Sackville is the last remaining corvette from WWII. It is a fitting tribute to the sailors who sailed on these small ships providing convoy protection during the war. When you tour the ship you realize how small that it actually is. It is a self guided tour but guides are available for questions and interpretation. Touring below decks you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The dedication and devotion by the Navy and historians to keep this vessel afloat and out in the elements for the public to see is at least worth a rating of 4 out of 5. This is the last surviving Flower-class corvette. Being able to clamor around a Navy vessel and observe naval equipment that is no longer in use... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Having ended a road trip from Toronto to Halifax with a friend, this was one of the must see sites! And I was not disappointed! Staff were really helpful and informative. They were happy to chat about the ship, history and life on board generally. Audio guides were available around the ship and it is an amazing feeling wandering around... More 

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