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HMCS Sackville

HMCS Sackville

the last Flower Class Corvette - out of the water for cleaning. Halifax, Nova Scotia

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HMCS Sackville - K 181 - was launched at the Saint John Shipbuilding and Drydock Company on May 15 1941. After the war she was active as a loop layer in Canadian harbours - laying and inspecting electric cables which were used to record the sea's movements. Later she was used as a meteorological ship. She was decommissioned in December 1982 and was ready for the breaker's yard until a group of enthusiasts took her over and restored her to her 1944 condition. She was and is the last Flower Class Corvette. I saw her in Halifax in August 2007. This year (2008) too she's still afloat but her hull is steadily getting thinner and there are plans to house her in a new wing of Halifax's Museum of the Atlantic. She is a beautufil ship - the last of over 200 which were built!

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