Peter Mackay, Canadian defense minister Sunday announced its support of over $ 695000 to the royal Canadian navy to preserve the giant vessel, HMC Sackville which is part of the Maritime Museum of Atlantic.
Hailing the Canadian navy group who sailed on corvettes like Sackville during the Second World War, the minister said that it is important to preserve the vessel for the benefit of future generations.
The vessel museum is being used to educate the public about the past and honor the achievements of the Canadian Navy during war times.
"HMCS Sackville is a witness to our past and reminds us of our Navy's accomplishments during the Battle of the Atlantic," said Minister MacKay in a press release.
"Canadians can be proud of our Navy's rich heritage and our contribution to preserve the vessel for the benefit of future generations," said Mackay.
Paul Maddison, Commander Royal Canadian Navy acknowledged the offer.
"The young men who sailed in the North Atlantic on corvettes like Sackville proved critical to victory in the Battle of the Atlantic, which was the key campaign of the Second World War," said Paul Maddison. "I am extremely pleased that the Government of Canada is contributing to the Canadian Naval Memorial Project."
The Canadian Naval Memorial Trust preserves the class of 264 corvettes that were used during the Atlantic war in the Second World War, as a Naval Memorial and museum.
According to the press release, the Naval Memorial and museum provides professional interpretation of the ship within the larger scope of the Royal Canadian Navy's own history.
The Museum is located in Halifax, the Capital city of Canadian province Nova Scotia.
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