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HMCS SACKVILLE
HMCS SACKVILLE is a Canadian-built WWII Flower-Class corvette and serves as Canada’s Naval Memorial. Welcome aboard.
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RLitwiller-NavAuthor May 22
22/5/1931 -HMCS SAGUENAY commissioned, first of two River Class destroyers. SAQUENAY and sister SKEENA are the first warships to be specifically built for the RCN. (LAC Photo)
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Sandy McClearn May 21
A miniature set of Tommy Prince’s medals that we viewed onboard a few weeks ago. A visitor to the ship (I forget who exactly now) was kind enough to bring them aboard.
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Canadian Forces in 🇺🇸 May 21
You were a shape-shifting phantom to the Nazis. You received the Military Medal and U.S. Silver Star for your efforts in an elite 🇨🇦🇺🇸 force during . We think of you often, Sergeant Tommy Prince of Brokenhead Ojibway Nation.
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HMCS SACKVILLE May 16
Soon(ish)!
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Museumships May 15
On 15 May 1941 Flower-class corvette HMCS Sackville (K181) was launched at Saint John Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, sponsored by Mrs. J. E. W. Oland, wife of the captain of the port.
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RLitwiller-NavAuthor May 16
16/5/1945 -EG9 with HMCShips MATANE, LOCH ALVIE, MONNOW, NENE & ST. PIERRE, while escorting Russian Convoy JW-67, ordered to intercept 14 surrendered U-Boats & 4 German ships off the coast of Norway & escort them to Loch Eriboll. DND Photo -LOCH ALVIE w/ UBoat.
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HMCS SACKVILLE May 16
Replying to @DonaldCairns
I wish! One of many.
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HMCS SACKVILLE May 15
Replying to @PeterBaulch
That’s just it, the spelling was OK, it was the grammar that got me. And spell checker doesn’t usually flag that for you. ☹️
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HMCS SACKVILLE May 15
It is at this point that I notice the error in grammar. Of course.
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HMCS SACKVILLE May 15
Hard copies of the Spring 2019 issue of , focussing on D-Day, is now ‘landing’ in the mailboxes of Trustees. If you aren’t a Trustee, please key an eye open on our website, where the electronic edition will force its way ashore:
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HMCS SACKVILLE May 11
Replying to @bfd15 @RLitwiller
While the Bofors were kept well beyond their sell by date, I _suspect_ the old 4” were declared surplus soon after the war, and would have been disposed of apart from a few museum pieces. As I say, I think we had to go to Ireland to find an the Pom-Pom for the aft gun tub.
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HMCS SACKVILLE May 10
Replying to @bfd15 @RLitwiller
I thought I had something on this in my personal library, but can’t lay my hands on it. I can try to remember to ask next time I’m onboard.
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HMCS SACKVILLE May 10
Replying to @bfd15 @RLitwiller
I will check when I get home, but I don’t think it was the original - probably from a museum collection. I think the aft Pom-Pom actually came over from Ireland.
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RLitwiller-NavAuthor May 10
Luncheon today in . Looking great since my last visit a year ago. BRAVO ZULU to the many volunteers and FMF CAPE SCOTT for caring for this important part of Canada’s History.
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RLitwiller-NavAuthor May 10
Always a great visit in with the volunteers and trustees of the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust. Happy to enjoy a good chat with Steve Roland & . SACKVILLE is in @RCN_MRC Dockyard getting ready to move to the waterfront this summer.
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Sandy McClearn May 8
She is apparently departing at 10pm today, according to the crew member I was speaking with an hour ago.
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HMCS SACKVILLE May 8
A full set of photos (link below) of the service and committal ceremony are now online. Bravo Zulu to the crew of for hosting this year, and thank you to all the volunteers who make it happen!
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HMCS SACKVILLE May 7
Canadians gather to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic | The Telegram
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Daniel L Little May 7
This is the feisty little warrior after HMCS Sackville's restoration to her appearance during the Second World War. She is now a museum ship at Halifax, Nova Scotia. @RCN_MRC
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HMCS SACKVILLE May 7
LCDR Hodgson, the Executive Officer (XO) of , casting a shadow on the flight deck during Sunday’s service. The ship held station in the Halifax Harbour approaches off Point Pleasant Park while another service occurred on shore.
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