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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 #10 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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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Sad to think this is the last WWII vessel of its kind. But it is well-preserved and supplemented with enough historical details and relics to give you a sense of what serving aboard would have been like.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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286 reviews 286 reviews
137 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The H.M.C.S. Sackville is just as Important to us Americans as it is to the Canadians. What a privilege to be have able to visit it and to learn about the vital role that this corvette and all the other 122 corvettes served in World War II. I learned that these were the ships that escorted the convoys to Europe... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This might be more interesting to some than others.Really not much to see or get excited about.The type of ship wasn't that impressive, even for WW2.

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Tour cost $5 per adult or $10 per family which was quite reasonable. You can pretty much go through most of the ship and in the rooms they have audio commentary in both English and French. A good preserved piece of Canadian history.

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Atlanta, GA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I always look for something related to WW2 for my husband and me to visit. This Corvette was used in the war to escort supply ships across the dangerous North Atlantic. Well restored, the ship has a wealth of information and displays. It is very near the Maritime Museum and the Tourist Information Center.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Touring the Sackville gives you a real glimpse of life on board a corvette, with each room set up to replicate the conditions the sailors experienced during WWII. Really interesting even if you're not a naval history fan.

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Ottawa
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116 reviews 116 reviews
43 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have visited the ship with my husband (Member of the DND-military) , as you can imagine, we visit anything that is related to war (sea, air or ground). This vessel was no exception. We have waited for a cloudy day. Usually it's 5.00$ per adults, but free for military members and their family (with proper ID's) . The ship,... More

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