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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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Beauty

I really enjoyed going on this beautiful ship. If you have never been on one this is the one go on and learn about it. A great self guided walking tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Cleveland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed going on this beautiful ship. If you have never been on one this is the one go on and learn about it. A great self guided walking tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The ship was wonderful, the exhibits were great. Takes you back in time to where the crew slept and ate.

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Ottawa, Canada
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A wonderful tour on a bit of Canadian history. The last surviving corvette in Canada which contributed so much to our maritime efforts during the second world war and the Battle of the Atlantic. A must stop visit when in Halifax. You can also contribute to their upkeep fund. Keep our heritage alive!

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Fabulous restored ship to memorialize the battle of the Atlantic. It is unbelievable what these sailors did to protect Canada and England! The volunteers are amazingly detailed and enjoy talking about their experiences and knowledge.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I am both an old boat buff, and a mild military history buff. This all came together for me as a Canadian in the HMCS Sackville. On a sunny day in June, during Halifax's 'Doors Open' event, I was able to visit the Sackville for a good look-see. The vessel is in excellent shape for an old girl, and they... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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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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Address: Address: 1675 Lower Water St adjacent the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5, Canada
Phone Number: 902-429-2132
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
Open Hours:
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

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