Friday, April 20, 2007

Hello and Welcome

This is our first ship. It is the HMCS Summerside and she was a Flower Class Corvette with the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. They were amazing warships and they made an enormous contribution fighting German U-Boats in the Battle of the Atlantic. These ships were also made famous in Nicholas Monsarrat's book, The Cruel Sea. Currently, the HMCS Sackville is the only ship left in this class and it's moored in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a museum ship. Unfortunately, the Sackville is in danger of being scrapped, primarily due to lack of interest in preserving her as a museum ship. You can read more about this sad state of affairs here: