Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Chicoutimi

HMCS Chicoutimi Badge

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BADGE

Description

Azure in front of a pile Argent bordered throughout by a letter " V " also Argent fimbriated Azure surmounting three bars wavy in base Argent a bear rampant Sable holding in the forepaws a fleur-de-lis Azure.

Significance

The badge incorporates a "V" design in blue and white in reference to the Victoria class of submarines and the colours of Quebec. The bear is an animal indigenous to the Chicoutimi area representing ferocity and strength. It protects a fleur-de-lis and stands on waves representing both the maritime environment in which the vessel operates and the rivers and lakes of the Chicoutimi area.

MOTTO

To be determined

COLOURS

Blue and White

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1941-44.

LINEAGE

First of Name

Corvette, Flower Class.
Commissioned 12 May 1941.1
Paid off 16 June 1945.2

Second of Name

Submarine, Victoria Class.
Ex - HMS Upholder.
Commissioned (to be determined - 2002).3

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

Chicoutimi served on escort duties off of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland with 'Western Local Escort Force' and 'Newfoundland Command'.4


1. NSHQ, Particulars of Canadian War Vessels, Half-Yearly Return, February 1942, p.12

2. SMC/FDN, 16 June 1945, HMCS Chicoutimi

3. To be determined/À déterminer

4. Signal, 090033ZMay 1944, C-in-CCNA to NSHQ, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000HMCS Chicoutimi; SMC/FDN, 301809 August 1944, HMCS Chicoutimi; SMC/FDN, 021954 December 1943, HMCS Chicoutimi; SMC/FDN, 171456 April 1945, HMCS Chicoutimi

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