Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Kingston

HMCS Kingston Badge

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Gules a griffin Or armed and langued Azure issuant from a crown vallary Argent holding in its claws an anchor Argent.


The crown vallary represents the various fortifications built since Kingston's foundation. The griffin comes from the Coat of Arms of Count Louis de Buade of Pallau and Frontenac, the City's founder, and is found in the City's Arms. The anchor alludes to the City's rich naval affiliations. The main colours are from the City's Coat of Arms.


PRO REGE ET GREGE (For sovereign and people)


Gold and Red




First of Name

Coastal Defence Vessel, Kingston Class.
Commissioned 21 September 1996.1

1. Annual Historical Report/Rapport historique annuel 1996, HMCS/NCSM Kingston, 18 March/mars 1997, file/dossier 1325-1, AHR/RHA1326-3351

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