Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Griffon

HMCS Griffon Badge

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BADGE

Description

Argent a griffin segreant Azure armed Gules and seme-de-lis Or.

Significance

The obvious device for the badge of Griffon is a representation of this mythical monster. As it is named for RenÚ-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle's ship, the first to navigate in the upper lakes in 1679, the griffin is depicted with the colours and devices of Royal France, namely, a blue field powdered or sown with gold fleurde-lis.

MOTTO

PRIMA IN LACUBUS (First on the Lakes)

COLOURS

White and Blue

BATTLE HONOURS

None

LINEAGE

First of Name

Shore establishment.
Naval Reserve Division, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
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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