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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 #13 of 79 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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295 reviews 295 reviews
188 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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UK
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73 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
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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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The history of the ship is interesting, but I don't think it is worth paying a fee to go on board. I will admit I overheard a older British man chatting with the sailor about the war and the ships use during that time. So perhaps you have to have connection to find the need to go on board.

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Learned the story of the ship and men found it interesting cheaper if you get the tickets in maritime museam

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Port Colborne, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I found this attraction very interesting. You get to see almost all the areas of the ship. It really shows what it was like to be on one of these ships. If you are into history or technical attractions you will enjoy this.

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X-Pat in BC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A well-maintained piece of Canadian naval history. These small ships helped keep the essential lifeline to fortress Britain open during the Battle of the Atlantic. Easily viewed in under an hour.

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