Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Moncton

HMCS Moncton Badge

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BADGE

Description

Gules two tridents in saltire Or surmounted by a bee volant proper.

Significance

The Tridents represent the defensive role of the ship, while the bee, which is drawn from the symbol of the City of Moncton, represents both industriousness and the offensive capability of the ship.

MOTTO

RESURGAM (I shall rise again)

COLOURS

Gold and Red

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1942-43.

LINEAGE

First of Name

Corvette, Flower Class.
Commissioned 24 April 1942.1
Paid off 12 December 1945.2

Second of Name

Coastal Defence Vessel, Kingston Class.
Commissioned 12 July 1998.3

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

Moncton served on escort duties off of Halifax, in the North Atlantic and off the coast of British Columbia with the 'Western Local Escort Force' and the 'Esquimalt Force'.4


1. Movement Log, HMCS Moncton, 24 April 1942, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS Moncton

2. Signal, NOIC Vancouver to NSHQ, 122250Z December 1945, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, vol.5830, file/dossier NS 8000-331/63

3. "Navy welcomes newest ship", Trident, vol.32, no.14 (16 July/juillet 1998), p.1

4. Daily States (North Atlantic), 16 June 1942, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520/1650, DS vol.5; "The First Year of Canadian Operational Control in the Northwest Atlantic", Appendix A, 18 August 1944, Document Collection/collection de documents, NHS/SHM files 8440-130, Western Escort Force; Amendments IV and V to RCN Weekly States, 29 December 1943, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520/1650, DS vol.37

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