Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Chippawa

HMCS Chippawa Badge

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Azure an anchor upon two tomahawks in saltire Argent and over all at the fesse point a garb Or.


The anchor and blue background refer to the sea. The tomahawks suggest the Chippawa Tribe, and the wheat sheaf refers to the great wheat area which this division serves. Chippawa was named after HMS Chippawa, one of Commander Robert H. Barclay's ships on Lake Erie in 1812-13.




Azure Blue and White




First of Name

Shore establishment.
Naval Reserve Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Commissioned as a tender to HMCS Naden 1 November 1941.1
Recommissioned as an independent shore establishment 1 September 1942.2

1. CNO/ONC 1666/41

2. CNO/ONC 2245/42

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