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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 73 attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Saint John, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have never been on a war ship and my 7 year old was really excited to see it. I was really shocked by how small the ship was and couldn't imagine what it would have been like for the men on this ship next to all of the huge ships. It was really neat that we could go through... More

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Ajax, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great to see the Corvette and what our sailors endured during convoy duty! Interesting to see the weaponry and early navigational equipment!

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Montreal, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very very interesting and fun tour of a ww2 vessel. Kids were mesmerized. A must-see!!!! Skip the maritime museum if you only have a bit of time. This is much better.

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Trenton, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This was our first time on a warship! It was nice to move freely about and explore at our leisure. It was an interesting glimpse into the life of navy men during WWII. My son was impressed by the canteen and a staff member helped my daughter into hammock. Very cool! Such a small kitchen for two cooks to feed... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Make sure you take a guided tour of the ship -- the guide will be able to show / explain much of the details to you. We had a great guide (Kathleen O'Brien) who was very helpful in explain things to us (and answered all of our questions). We purchased our entry ticket at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic... More

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Petersham, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A small ship with a big job: escorting convoys across the Atlantic during WWII. Superbly restored to 1940's condition and fitted with taped narrations in a number of areas to explain the functioning and living conditions. This is Canada's official Naval Memorial, and they have done it right.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a mustn't miss attraction along the gorgeous Halifax harbour boardwalk. The ship is a Flower-class corvette, the last of her type. Like the rest of the Flower-class corvettes, Sackville is named after a Canadian town (Sackville, NB). If you are Canadian, your hometown may have had a similar ship named for it. The ship and its RCN crew... More

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dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

a real piece of Canadian maritime history, and only a short walk from the toursi information centre on the boardwalk. Looks in great condition, but teh colours were weird, a sort of very light blue and white all over.

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

First of all, I'm glad they have maintained this ship, even though it has been modified during its operational years after WWII. One of the staff was very helpful in answering questions and I found the experience educational. There is a small gift shop on the dock.

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Ma
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23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a self guided tour. There is voice information that you obtain by hitting a button. I learned about the uses of this type of ship. And the living conditions on the ship

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