HMCS Sackville seeking new crew

If this looks like fun to you, you may be just the person that HMCS Sackville needs as Chief Boatswain’s Mate/Shipkeeper. In this photo from 2014, LCdr (ret’d) Jim Reddy, (left), Commanding Officer of HMCS Sackville, and several crewmembers of HMCS Iroquois pull in the gangway of HMCS Sackville.

HMCS Sackville needs a Chief Boatswain’s Mate/Shipkeeper

By the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust

HMCS Sackville, Canada’s Naval Memorial, is currently undergoing a major preservation refit in HMC Dockyard. She should complete this work through the winter. After the 2018 summer season away from the downtown Halifax waterfront, in 2019 Sackville will resume her longstanding and seasonal duty of showing Canadians the critical part played by the Royal Canadian Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest continuous campaign of the Second World War.

Through all this refit work, the ship has experienced personnel changes and now is looking to hire a new Chief Boatswain’s Mate/Shipkeeper to oversee the transition of the ship back to her normal state. The candidate person would possess strong general ship knowledge, an understanding of the workings of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Dockyard, and be able to communicate and work with a wide range of people in preserving and operating the ship.

More detail on this position is available through the ship’s Commanding Officer, LCdr (ret’d) Jim Reddy at 902- 462-3089, or CPO1 (ret’d) Pat Devenish at 902-868-1387.