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Halifax in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

HMCS Sackville K-181

Canadian Naval Memorial Trust

 

—“A National Historic Site Of Canada” —

 
HMCS Sackville K-181 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 26, 2017
1. HMCS Sackville K-181 Marker
Inscription.

Open for viewing daily, 10:00am to 5:00PM
Come visit the ship, on the waterfront,
behind the Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic

HMCS Sackville is the last of 267 Flower Class Corvettes
built for the Allied Navies during WWII.
Of Canada's 123 Corvettes, only 3 were built in the Maritimes,
the rest in various shipyards across the country.
Sackville was built in St. John, NB & commissioned in Dec 1941.
She saw most of her career in the war-long Battle Of The Atlantic,
escorting merchant ships to Europe.
The Battle Of The Atlantic lasted longer & was larger than WWII itself.

She is 950 tons; length 62.5m (205')
breadth 10.0m (33')
draft 3.5m (11')

Come see us and experience life at sea during WWII.
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Lady Somers

Named after the wives of British admirals with a connection to the West Indies, the vessels were affectionately known as the Lady Boats and provided an efficient cargo service for many years. The 4,665-ton Lady Somers had storage space for 9,300 cubic metres of general cargo and approximately 410 cubic metres of refrigerated goods. The western run consisted of monthly summer sailings from Montreal to Bermuda, the

HMCS Sackville K-181 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 26, 2017
2. HMCS Sackville K-181 Marker
Griffin's Pond in background
Bahamas, Jamaica and British Honduras before returning. The ships operated out of Halifax during the winter months when the St. Lawrence River was frozen.

Built by Cyril Mitchell


 
Location. 44° 38.588′ N, 63° 34.928′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Touch for map. Marker is along the south shore of Griffin's Pond, in the Halifax Public Gardens. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5665 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S9, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horticulture Hall, post-1945 (within shouting distance of this marker); "Hamilton" Flower-bed arrangement (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Boer War Memorial Fountain (about 90 meters away); Unveiling, Jubilee Fountain / Inauguration, Fontaine du Jubilé (about 90 meters away); Summer House / Pavillon d'été (about 120 meters away); Public Garden Foundation Fountain (about 120 meters away); Welcome to the Public Gardens (about 150 meters away); Lieut. Henry Edward Clonard Keating (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
Also see . . .
1. HMCS Sackville K-181. (Submitted on January 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Gardens
HMCS Sackville K-181 Model in Griffin's Pond image. Click for full size.
By Verne Equinox, August 28, 2016
3. HMCS Sackville K-181 Model in Griffin's Pond
With permission, as published in Wikipedia
. (Submitted on January 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational AreasWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
HMCS Sackville K-181 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2017
4. HMCS Sackville K-181
Moored at the Halifax Waterfront
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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