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.
150nauticalmilesfromHalifax totheLahaveRiverandback. The Project was concieved and is being executed by Peter L’Esperance.TheboatiscurrentlyunderconstructionattheMaritimeMuseumoftheAtlanticandwillbelaunchedJuly1st,2013.TherowingpassagewilltakeplacebetweenAugust1stand 17th ,2013.
Theprincipleaim ofthisprojectistopromoteandfacilitateconservationinNovaScotia.However, asecondaryaim is toprovidebusinessesandindividualswithanopportunitytooffset the negativeenvironmentalimpactsassociatedwiththeiractivities.
Today marks the 100th anivarsary of the Launching of the CSS Acadia. The Acadia is a former hydrographic Canadian Survey ship of the Canadian Government, that is now part of the collection of the Maritime Museaum of the Atlantic.
Acadia served Canada for more than five decades from 1913–1969, charting the coastline of almost every part of Eastern Canada including pioneering surveys of Hudson Bay. She was also twice commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Acadia, during the 2 world wars.
Retaining her original engines, boilers and little-changed accommodations, she is one of the best preserved Edwardian ocean steamships in the world and a renowned example of Canada’s earliest scientific prowess in the fields of hydrography and oceanography.