Preservation of HMCS SACKVILLE – Preliminary Options Study


  1. Wang, Y.
  2. Haggett, R.
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Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic was tasked to conduct an options study on the permanent preservation of HMCS SACKVILLE. The main objectives were to evaluate options for the preservation of HMCS SACKVILLE in a permanent site and to provide preliminary recommendations for preservation options. A number of preservation options were evaluated, including maintaining the Status Quo, corrosion control of interior hull structure, dry berth, floating berth in seawater, and permanent enclosed docking berth. These options were evaluated based on the information collected through literature review and site visits to the historic ships in UK on which various preservation practices have been adopted. Among the options evaluated, a permanent enclosed docking berth with weather-proof shelter was considered the most appropriate for the preservation of HMCS SACKVILLE. This option will not only meet the objective of preserving HMCS SACKVILLE in perpetuity, but also allow full public access to the ship all year round without weather effect. In addition, measures that can be taken in the short term to mitigate the corrosion damage to the interior hull structures were identified. Future work based on the recommended preservation option was also recommended.

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Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-TM-2010-104 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Nov 2010
Number of Pages
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