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H.M.C.S. 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: 902-429-2132
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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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Sackville , meet Rose

A relic of WW2. The personification of a literary heroine . Absolutely marvellous to see her in such good repair Tours aboard the boat by prior arrangement only

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A relic of WW2. The personification of a literary heroine . Absolutely marvellous to see her in such good repair Tours aboard the boat by prior arrangement only

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

So happy to have traveled 4500kms to see my Grandpa's WWII ship. She is in beautiful condition and our family was given a private tour by very knowledgeable Navy vet. Amazing that she survived the Atlantic with 85 brave men. This boat will become part of the Maritime Museum in the future.

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denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

As a former U S Navy enlisted, I am gratified to see this ship on public view and in such pristine condition. We always make time to visit on our yearly trip to Halifax from Colorado. Be sure to stop at the gift shop near the ship.

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Halifax, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a piece of art! Conserving our maritime history and naval commitment to peace this ship represents much of what is so good about Canada. They built a whack of these in WWII and when the war was over dismantled them and went back to business and agriculture.. It is remarkable they managed to save one .. BUt with... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Many of us will know about this class of warship from the Nicholas Monserrat book "The Cruel Sea", later made into a film. It was a real treat to actually get to see one first hand. Difficult to believe that such a small ship with open decks and bridge braved the North Atlantic winter storms all through WW2. In particular... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The HMCS Sackville seemed like a small ship to me with big responsibilties of guarding other ships filled with Canadian WWII troops or cargo bound for Europe while sailing in a convoy across the Atlantic Ocean. After the war it performed other duties until it was retired in the 1980's and today is Canada's oldest naval ship. There is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The H.M.S. Sackville was an interesting spot to visit. Very informative and they have done a nice job attempting to re-create life on the last remaining Flower Class Corvette in the world.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Buttons to select language of the relevant information. Active duty personnel welcome you aboard. Very well presented - very glad I took the time. Sr. discount appreciated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is an historic ship painted in strange camouflage moored at the quayside. We paid our dues and wandered aboard. By pressing buttons at various locations a recorded narrative is played. This was most helpful as despite there being a couple of ratings aboard carrying out maintenance, not one person spoke to us during our visit. Shame.

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Somerset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is always interesting to poke about old ships - each one has a different story to tell. Probably more of interest to older generations, especially those who were in the services during the war years. Life was hard and dangerous in those days and it shows what people had to put up with for long periods. It is staffed... More 

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