Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Hunter

HMCS Hunter Badge

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BADGE

Description

Vert a crossbow Or in bend sinister with two arrows Argent interlaced one on either side of the crossbow shaft.

Significance

The badge design was inherited from the Royal Navy with a slight alteration. In the original badge the two arrows stopped short of the cord on the bow, whereas here the arrows are extended and interlaced with the bow, making the device one unit instead of three.

MOTTO

READY WHEN REQUIRED

COLOURS

Hunter Green and Gold

BATTLE HONOURS

Pre-The First World War

GABBARD, 1653; SCHEVENINGEN, 1653; BARFLEUR, 1692; VIGO, 1702; VELEZMALAGA, 1704; LOUISBURG, 1758;QUEBEC, 1759.

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1939-44; NARVIK, 1940; SALERNO, 1943; SOUTH FRANCE, 1944; AEGEAN, 1944; BURMA, 1945.

Note

Perpetuates, by right of continuous unbroken service from the Royal Canadian Navy, seventeen warships of the Royal Navy which previously carried this name. This perpetuation cannot be passed on to a new construction.

LINEAGE

First of Name

Shore establishment.
Naval Reserve Division, Windsor, Ontario.
Commissioned as a tender to HMCS Stadacona 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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