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CSS Acadia - Maritime Museum - Halifax

CSS Acadia - Maritime Museum - Halifax

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CSS Acadia - Maritime Museum - Halifax

CSS Acadia was launched at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1913, and is the oldest surviving coal-fired ship on the east coast. She was also the first vessel designed specifically for hydrographic survey work.  Acadia holds the distinction of being the only surviving ship to have served the Royal Canadian Navy during both world wars. She served as a patrol and escort vessel from 1916 to 1919. She received minor damage in the Halifax Explosion in 1917 while acting as a guard ship in Bedford Basin, making her the only vessel still afloat today to have survived the Halifax Explosion. Acadia was recommissioned as a warship in 1939 serving first as a patrol vessel and later as a training ship until the war's end in 1945. In 1982 she became part of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Original Pen and Ink on archival paper. Double matted and framed to 13 ½” x 17 ½” 

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