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HMCS 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:
+1 902-429-2132
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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It makes you appreciate what these brave men went through to serve the greater good of the countries security, escorting other ships, etc. The caption was top notch hero for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It makes you appreciate what these brave men went through to serve the greater good of the countries security, escorting other ships, etc. The caption was top notch hero for sitting on top of the corvette st the expense of rough seas and Canadian Arctic weather. Cheap admission with friendly staff.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We ended up on the HMCS Sackville on a whim, and it's a good thing we did! This ship is filled with engaging voice-overs and recordings that tell the stories of this ship. Be warned that you have to climb narrow ship ladders to get to some of the interpretive spaces, such as the belly of the ship, and there... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Was educational and fun to see how the crew lived and the tools/instruments they used. This ship is maintained fairly well, and what more could you ask for than to do this on the waterfront?

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

On the 8th of September my husband and I joined a co-worker / friend for lunch on the HMCS Sackville where she is tied up on the Halifax waterfront. As part of the Maritime Museum of tha Atlantic on the waterfront this beautiful ols ship, the very last of her class sits quietly awaiting her fate. There is a quiet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is a must visit for Halifax and I try and return every time that I am back in NS. HMCS Sackville is the last of the Flower-class corvettes and one of the few still surviving ships of the Battle of the Atlantic. Lest We Forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is the last WWII Corvette in Canada and a great part of our nation's naval history. A must see for istory buffs.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

HMCS Sackville is the last of 269 corvettes built by the Allies during World War II, and. HMCS Sackville and the other Flower Class corvettes played a significant role in winning the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest and most vital role of WWII. Later she served as a civilian research vessel. She is now a museum ship. She is... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This ship is the last remaining example of the anti-submarine corvette class that accompanied convoys during WWII. An electronic guided tour provides visitors with information about the ship, its armament, and living conditions while at sea. The volunteers at the site were very helpful and dedicated to explaining the key features of the ship. The tour highlights the hardships experienced... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Would not worry about going aboard, better view on th dock. Really not a whole lot of excitement going on this, save your money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I love museums and this is a floating one! For just a couple of dollars you can tour this important piece of WWII.

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