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H.M.C.S. Sackville

1675 Lower Water St adjacent the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902-429-2132
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Ranked #8 of 70 attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ships, Historic Sites
Owner description: HMCS Sackville, the last remaining Flower Class corvette in the world, symbolizes the extraordinary effort of Canadians seventy years ago during the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Nova Scotia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I went on the HMCS Sackville during the celebration of Battle of Atlantic Sunday when the ship is used for "burial at sea" services for eligible naval veterans. My father had passed away and wanted his ashes spread at sea from this historic corvette. The ship is available during the summer for dockside tours and is a very educational and... More

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Toronto
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Called to get info re possible tours and told they don't really do them in the winter. Boatswain said they were having their weekly luncheon for trustees/members, but come aboard and wander around. We did. Got onto the base when I mentioned that we had talked to boatswain and he invited us ... wandered around the ship. Then got invited... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Its been a few year since I visited the Sackville. It is a real piece of Canada's history that is still afloat. Its a war weary veteran but the condition is unbelievable. Everyone should visit this museum dedicated to the sailors lost during all the conflicts the Royal Canadian Navy has been involved in.

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Ontario
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A piece of history - a piece of freedom! This is the last Corvette in the world! This is one of the ships that saved Britain from the Nazi threat. Based on a whaling ship of the time HMCS Sackville has been restored to the standards of the times. The ship is painted in the "dazzle" colour scheme to make... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Words cannot properly describe how interesting this was. A great piece of history. Highly recommended.

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Hamilton, ON
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The ship is 72 years old and some parts do really show that. Some of the conditions the sailors would have had to experience to live on that ship are almost scary to see and think about. The ship needs a few things repaired (in the audio information buttons) for example but it all takes money and lots of it.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

my mate jim painted the ship's number in 1984 on the back but they have completely changed the style and colour of this paint job. this spoiled my whole experience of hms sackville. i suggest you give it a miss.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

As a young man growing up in the Prestonian Class frigates in the North Atlantic, this tour is a walk down memory lane to appreciate the hardships endured by our predecessors. The narrow spaces and cramped quarters remind us of how they fought against the German U-boats and what primitive detection and weapons they had. The open bridge and upper... More

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Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is the last of the Second World War Corvettes a fitting Memorial to Canadian Sailors who lost their lives fighting for freedom in the North Atlantic & Europe

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On the move
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A (partially) restored naval corvette that gives a real insight into how the brave men that protected shipping from U-boats lived and faced the conditions of the north atlantic.

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