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HMCS Sackville

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: 1675 Lower Water St adjacent the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5, Canada
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+1 902-429-2132
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Last Flower-class Corvette

Launched in 1941, the HMCS Sackville makes her yearly appearance beginning in May and stays moored at Halifax's waterfront boardwalk for the summer, adjacent to the Maritime... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PookyCake
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Launched in 1941, the HMCS Sackville makes her yearly appearance beginning in May and stays moored at Halifax's waterfront boardwalk for the summer, adjacent to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. She is historically significant because she is the last remaining "Flower-class corvette" intact. The ship has been beautifully restored to its 1944 colours and serves as a floating museum... More 

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Waterloo, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. Kids will love exploring this artefact of World War II and adults can appreciate the discomfort that the sailors must have experienced. There are guides to chat to and ask questions, or you can explore on your own. Great restoration!

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Thank Togmeister_Mark
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Tour a working navy ship, tends to be crowded on nice days. Once you get on the ship there is no turning around. I was not thrilled with going below deck- a bit claustrophobic but nothing horrible. I would recommend to kids over 8-9

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Thank Barb F
Halifax, NS, Canada
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

It's getting a look at the past in a very hands on way, being able to go through every area of the boat. It is basic, but still shows you what life was like for these sailors. We love to take or send visitors there, and take our kids there sometimes too.

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Thank wsekem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

good family 1-2 hrs. historical significanceand funn for kids. an aged warship reveals the history of our forefathers

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Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

A must stop and see on the water front I am retired navy and still love going to see this and see how hard the crew had it in the day it is a piece of our navy past

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Thank kenhowe446
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

By the end of WW II, Canada had one of the largest navies on the world, albeit mainly with smaller ships like destroyers and corvettes. The HMCS Sackville is a fine example of a corvette used for convoy duty during WW II. It is worth a visit to see how men lived aboard a "Wet" floating bathtub to protect merchant... More 

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Thank Andrew K
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 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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Thank Denis J
Lethbridge, Canada
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Reviewed 28 November 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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Reviewed 26 November 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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