Canada’s Naval Memorial

This Canadian Naval Memorial is in fact the ‘Soul’ of the Navy. That ‘Soul’ was shaped and imparted to Sackville and to the Navy by the leadership, spirit and actions of men like Alan Easton, her very successful early captain, and the ship’s companies that they led. HMCS Sackville is the last of Canada’s 123 corvettes, one of many convoy escort vessels built in Canada and the United Kingdom during WW II. She is Canada’s oldest fighting warship and has been our official Naval Memorial since 1985. It is very appropriate that the ship is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as this “East Coast Port” was an important assembly point and destination for convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic.

Watch our video to learn about the ship’s incredible story!

Can’t see video? Click this link: Canada’s Naval Memorial – HMCS Sackville


UNVEILED JANUARY 23rd 2014  at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.   

Keep up to date on the progress of the project by clicking on  the image to the right

 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN – be part of something special CAMPAGNE ANNUELLE DES MEMBRES – plonger dans une belle avanture


A symbol of Canada’s extraordinary achievement


Now in its 32nd Year!  Action Stations  – Summer 2014



SHEARWATER, NS – A ceremony to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the Dartmouth Cenotaph at Sullivan’s Pond from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The ceremony will commence with a parade departing from the Somme Legion at 54 King Street, Dartmouth proceeding to the Dartmouth Cenotaph at Sullivan’s Pond. Upon completion of the ceremony, the parade will return to the Somme Legion for a reception for all guests, spectators and parade participants.

Special guests at the ceremony will include our veterans, the Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, among military personnel, cadets, and the 12 Wing Pipes and Drums band.

The public is also welcome to attend the Battle of Britain concert which will take place at the Sea King Club at 242 Warrior Ave in Shearwater. It will feature the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy and will commence at 3:30 p.m. (after the Battle of Britain ceremony) until 5:30 p.m. Alcohol will be served so those attending must be of legal drinking age. Admission will be by donation with all proceeds going to the Shearwater Aviation Museum.
The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air and was the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign to that date. It is considered to be Germany’s first major defeat and one of the crucial turning points in the war. All public are welcome and encouraged to attend.      Regards, Tom Birchall,  HCol

Flower Class Corvettes Remembered (youtube)

Recollections, Memorabilia Welcome!
HMCS SACKVILLE is living history. You can help. The Trust would like to receive recollections/’remember when’ snippets and memorabilia from anyone who has relatives of former or serving R.C.N. members as well as naval related event/activity news items.


Location: Sackville is alongside the Sackville Jetty in downtown Halifax, NS. Open to visitors seven days a week from 10AM until 5 PM. (summer only)

Admission: Adults $5.00, Senior/Youth $2.00. Family $10.00 (includes parents and 1 or more children) Children under 6 free

Phone: Summer - 902 429 2132; Winter - 902 427 2837 . Please call to inquire about winter location

What’s New

Friends of Sackville Book of Remembrance updated Sept 9th

From the Log of HMCS Sackville September

June 3rd 2014 Murray Knowles passed away - see obituary in Trustee information


April 8th 2014 - Mr. Bob D’Aoust awarded Admiral’s Medal

BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC PLACE, Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA UNVEILED 23rd January 2014

"In Peril on the Sea" FINAL EPISODE  Episode Twenty Eight Chapter 9 -Epilogue  - Triumph and tragedy - the legacy of the Battle of the Atlantic.7 - 1945 recollections as the war nears its end" - Click Here to See more

posted December 1st 2013


See H.M.C.S. Sackville in Halifax Harbour Live on the webcam in the her Summer berth on the Halifax Waterfront.


CNMT is looking for volunteers to help with a wide variety of tasks.

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You can now see "Crowsnest", the national news magazine of the Royal Canadian Navy, current and past editions under "Do You Hear There?"

The Canadian Naval Review is Canada’s pre-eminent maritime security and defence journal published four times per year

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