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HMCS Sackville returning to Sackville Landing for summer

By Caitlin Snow May 3, 2023 | 6:00 AM

Source: HMCS Sackville

As the city gears up for the summer, a popular naval tourist attraction is about to return to it’s home on the Halifax waterfront.

HMCS Sackville will make a cold move this Thursday morning when it leaves it’s current resting spot at the dockyard at 11am and gets tugged to Sackville Landing.

Commission in 1941, in Saint John New Brunswick, the historic landmark has been restored and displays wartime exhibits and artifacts to remember those who served in the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945).  It’s the last of the 123 corvettes that served in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, during the Second World War. Sackville played a pivotal role as a convoy escort in the war at sea. The ship occupies a special place in Canadian naval heritage and lives part of the history of the Royal Canadian Navy as Canada’s Naval Memorial. Guests will be able to visit the main gun deck forward, the wheelhouse, the open bridge, the quarter deck, the tiller flats, the Chief and Petty Officers mess, engine and boiler rooms, the ratings messes, the Captain’s cabin and much more.

HMCS Sackville will arrive at it’s summer home at 12:30pm, May 4.

Tours will be open to the public in mid-June.


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