Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Calgary

HMCS Calgary Badge

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BADGE

Description

Or a bend wavy Azure charged with a like bendlet Argent and in front across the centre of a bow stringed fesse-wise an arrow point upwards in pale both Sable.

Significance

The gold is representative of the fertile grain fields of the area and the "bend wavy" indicative of the Bow River which flows through Calgary. The bow is in acknowledgement of the Natives of the area.

MOTTO

ONWARD

COLOURS

Gold and Blue

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1942-45; BISCAY, 1943;NORMANDY, 1944; ENGLISH CHANNEL ,1944-45; NORTH SEA, 1945.

LINEAGE

First of Name

Corvette, Flower Class.
Commissioned 16 December 1941.1
Paid off 15 June 1945.2

Second of Name

Frigate, Halifax Class.
Commissioned 12 May 1995.3

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

Calgary served on escort duties in the North Atlantic and off the coast of Scotland with 'Western Local Escort Force,' 'Western Support Force,' 'Western Approaches Command' and 'Nore Command'. During her time with 'Western Support Force' and 'Nore Command' she shared in the sinking of the German submarine U536 and sank U772.4


1. Signal, 121416 December 1941, C.C. Calgary to NSHQ, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, vol.1107, file/dossier 41-69-1

2. WarAssets Corporation receipt, 15 June 1945,NAC/AN,RG/GE24, vol.5828, file/dossier 8000-331/19; SMC/FDN,HMCS Calgary,Document Collection/collection de documents

3. Commissioning Booklet/Livret de mise en service, 10 May/mai 1995, PRF/DRP HMCS Calgary II

4. Movement Log, "HMCS Calgary", 16102/15, COAC,Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS Calgary I; Memorandum, Allocation of 5th Escort Group to C. in C., W.A.; SMC/FDN, HMCS Calgary, 211635 MS Sept. RN Historical Branch reassessment of anti-submarine operations, D/NHB 23/6, 17 September 1999, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS Calgary I

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