HMCS Sackville’s restoration in 1984.

HMCS Sackville reemerged this summer after extensive steel work to reinforce her hull. Corvettes were built quickly and cheaply in the second world war, and were built to last the war. Sackville is the last of her type in the world.

After the war, Sackville become AGOR 113, a navy survey vessel. She was eventually retired, and in 1984 began being restored to her wartime appearance. The Following photos are part of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic’s Slide Collection, and show some of that early restoration work.

AGOR 113 at Halifax Shipyards to have her through hull sealed
AGOR 113 alongside Pier 2 for removal of the modern bits.
New Bridge structure and Gun platform have been installed
A/A gun tub on the Engine room casing.

Bob Pearson maintains an excellent website detailing the Flower Class Corvette, including instructions on Canadianizing the Revel HMCS Snowberry Kit.

Thanks to Roger Marsters, Currator at the NS MMA for the research assistance.

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