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HMCS Sackville - Canada's Naval Memorial

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HMCS Sackville - Canada's Naval Memorial

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Tim Y wrote a review Feb 2020
Reno, Nevada305 contributions105 helpful votes
In the early days of World War II, Britain was hard pressed to provide escorts when the convoy system was instituted. The solution was the speedy construction of ocean going capable escorts. These Flower class corvettes were built in smaller shipyards in England and Canada, thereby sparing the larger yards to build other warships. HMCS Sackville is the last known surviving Flower class corvette. Built in Canada, she served in the Atlantic as a convoy escort. The Flowers were a little bit faster than a surfaced U-boat, (much faster than when it was submerged), and served with disctinction. The weight of convoy escort duties were borne by these ships until larger, faster, and more powerful escorts became available in around 1943. The Sackville is very well maintained, and well worth an hour or two of your time. She is a unique tourist attraction, being the last of her kind. To understand more about the Flower class corvettes during World War II, try to watch the film "The Cruel Sea".
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Date of experience: September 2019
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YTCHENG wrote a review Oct 2019
Hong Kong, China15,500 contributions1,137 helpful votes
Being the last remaining Flower Class corvette in the world which had been docked permanently at the waterfront of Halifax, there were many pictures and historical artifacts displayed on the floating museum. It symbolized the efforts of the brave Canadians in WWII and good for memories for all visitors. Entrance to the battle ship was free but do make your donation there.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Yannick G wrote a review Oct 2019
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Amazing ship! Kept in very pristine shape! Loved my tour! Walked around, took pictures! If you are a WWII buff this is for you!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Andrew S wrote a review Oct 2019
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Stumbled upon this battleship by luck. Glad we did. Was like stepping into history. My kids said this was their favourite part of the trip.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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dedicatedtraveller wrote a review Oct 2019
Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England5,439 contributions561 helpful votes
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We arrived on a cruise ship with someone recounting the tale of a passenger complaining to reception, the towels in the bathroom were too tightly folded to be easy to get off the towel rail.... we then walked all over HMCS Sackville.. tears welling up in my eyes .... seeing and hearing how day after day the incredibly brave men on the ship lived in cramped overcrowding and discomfort whilst enduring horrendous seas/freezing sleet etc.. and at the same time fighting off the enemy.... the comparison made my blood boil. We owe so much to these mostly unsung heroes. Can't recommend enough visiting HMSC Sackville... we must never forget how much we owe to everyone who served on these Corvettes.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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