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 ships’ 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 WWII. She is Canada’s oldest fighting warship and has been our official Naval Memorial since 1985. It is appropriate that the ship is in Halifax, as this east coast port was an important assembly point and destination for convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic.