HMCS Sackville National Historic Site of Canada

HMCS Sackville National Historic Site of Canada

HMCS Sackville (K181) – Canada’s oldest warship

HMCS Sackville is the last of Canada’s 123 Flower-class corvettes, one of many convoy escort vessels built in Canada and the United Kingdom during World War II.

In 1988, Sackville was designated a National Historic Site of Canada, due to her status as the last Flower-class corvette known to exist.

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  • Builder: Saint John Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company Ltd.
  • Laid down: 28 May 1940
  • Launched: 15 May 1941
  • Commissioned: 30 December 1941
  • Decommissioned: 8 April 1946
  • Displacement: 950 tons
  • Length: 62.5 m (205 ft 1 in)
  • Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Draught: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
  • Propulsion:
    • Single shaft
    • 2 x Scotch boilers,
    • 4-cylnder. triple expansion steam engine, 2,750 hp
    • Speed: 16 knots
  • Complement: 85
  • Armament:
    • 1 BL 4 in (102 mm) Mk.IX gun
    • 1 QF Mk.VIII 2-pounder gun on antiaircraft mount
    • 2 x 20 mm Oerlikon AA cannon
    • 2 x Lewis .303 cal twin machine guns
    • 4 x Mk.II depth charge throwers
    • 2 x depth charge rails with 40 depth charges
    • 1 Mk 3 hedgehog

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