C.S.S. Acadia
C.S.S. Acadia
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Canada's first hydrographic ship was used in mapping the ocean from 1913 to 1969 and is now open to the public for viewing and tours.
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
CCS Acadia became part of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic collection in 1982. Visit this ship is not as exciting as visit the neighboring warship, but it's still interesting to step on aboard and see how this ship looks inside. It is a former hydrographic ship that served its purpose until 1969. It served as a patrol and escort vessel during world wars and later as a training ship.
Written July 16, 2023
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Holly S
Claymont, DE32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
If you are into history then this is a stop sure to please. The crew did a wonderful job on our visit making sure we were fully educated on the ships history.
Written August 31, 2022
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Luanne M
Zurich, Canada215 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This beautiful older ship was being restored or cleaned up before the tourist season got underway so we didn't;t get a good look at it as much of it was under tarps.
Written June 5, 2019
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Bill D
Dartmouth, Canada215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
This is a well preserved historical vessel, visited by numerous visitors. well kept up and extremely interesting good for 1 -2 hours on a sunny afternoon on the Halifax waterfront
Written October 28, 2018
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Halifax2016
Halifax, Canada26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Our family visited. Thanks to Guy, a former Canada sailor, who told us so very much. french or English tour. -free-- make donation. Thanks
Written October 3, 2018
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Takarehi
Mill Creek, WA2,192 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The ship is in need of some tender loving care and restoration. It is fascinating to think that ships like this sailed the seas providing security and exploring.
Written July 6, 2018
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Bill Z
Winnipeg, Canada2,460 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Launched in 1913 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, the Acadia was the first vessel specifically designed as an oceangraphic ship to survey Canada's northern waters. Notable for pioneering hydrographic research in Canada's Arctic, she served as a warship before being used to chart the waters around Newfoundland in 1949, creating entirely new charts and updating some that were nearly a century old.

The C.S.S. Acadia served during both world wars for the Royal Canadian Navy and is the only survivor from these conflicts. First serving as a patrol and escort vessel from 1916 to 1919, the C.S.S. Acadia also survived the Halifax Explosion in 1917.

In 1939, the Acadia was recommissioned as a warship first as a patrol vessel and later as a training ship until the war's end in 1945. The ship now is part of the Maritime Museum and can be toured at its waterfront berthing.
Written June 19, 2018
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Constance H
Halifax, Canada123 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
This poor old gal is getting tired and must stay in drydock...in desperate need of preservation but not on the list of priorities as of yet. Quite an interesting visit on the waterfront in spite of this..I recommend it while strolling along the waterfront..actually I always take my out of town guests for a visit. Great History.
Written June 18, 2018
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Graham H
Canada188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We always like looking at our past and after the museum the C.S.S. Acadia was a unique way to finish our history lesson. The tour we only take you a short while but theres enough to see to keep you interested, it`s worth a few minutes of your time.
Written October 29, 2017
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Cavydad
Camarillo, CA2,207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Maritime history on the waterfront. Fascinating to see and touch a battleship from my grandfathers era, neat ship. Worth your time to visit the ship.
Written October 20, 2017
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