Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Glace Bay

HMCS Glace Bay Badge

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Sable on a pile Argent a thistle proper.


The thistle is from the Arms of the City of Glace Bay. It is placed upon a white V-shaped of heraldic component representing the iced waters of the bay from which the City derives its name. The colour black represents the coal mines which were at the origin of the settlement.


EX FUNDO MARIS (From the depths of the sea)


Black and White


The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1944-45.


First of Name

Frigate, River Class.
Commissioned 2 September 1944.1
Paid off 17 November 1945.2

Second of Name

Coastal Defence Vessel, Kingston Class.
Commissioned 26 October 1996.3


The Second World War

Glace Bay served on convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic with the 'Mid-Ocean Escort Force'.4

1. RCN Weekly State, corrected to 8 A.M., 5 September 1944, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520/1650-DS, vol.41

2. RCN Weekly State, corrected to 8 A.M., 1 January 1946, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520/1650-DS, vol.44

3. Annual Historical Report/Rapport historique annuel 1997, HMCS Glace Bay, AHR/RHA 1326-3352

4. Message, 111505Z November 1944, C-in-C CNA, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS Glace Bay

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