Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Malahat

HMCS Malahat Badge

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BADGE

Description

Per chevron Azure and Vert in chief a demi-sun Or rising from the base.

Significance

The green section represents a mountain, and in this instance refers to the Malahat Range on Vancouver Island. The sun, although heraldically described as rising from the base is intended to refer to the sun setting in the west and is derived from a similar device in the Arms on the Province of British Columbia. The blue suggests water or the sea.

MOTTO

NAVIS EXERCITATIONE PARATA (A ship prepared by training)

COLOURS

Gold and Dark Green

BATTLE HONOURS

None

LINEAGE

First of Name

Shore establishment.
Naval Reserve Division, Victoria, British Columbia.
Commissioned 15 January 1944.1
Paid off 31 August 1946.2
Recommissioned 23 April 1947.3


1. CNO/ONC 3375/44

2. Minutes, Naval Board 208th Meeting, 5 March 1947, Document Collection,/collection de documents NHS/SHM 208-1

3. Minutes, Naval Board 213th Meeting, 16 April 1947, Document Collection/collection de documents NHS/SHM 213-7

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