Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Nanaimo

HMCS Nanaimo Badge

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BADGE

Description

Barry wavy Or and Azure over all a representation of the Nanaimo Bastion Argent port and windows Sable.

Significance

The background of blue and gold wavy lines represents the appearance of the sea on Canada's west coast as it reflects the setting sun. The Nanaimo Bastion is a famous landmark dating back to the days when the City was a Hudson's Bay Company trading fort.

MOTTO

FAITH AND LABOUR

COLOURS

Gold and Blue

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1941-44; GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE, 1944.

LINEAGE

First of Name

Corvette, Flower Class.
Commissioned 26 April 1941.1
Paid off 28 September 1945.2

Second of Name

Frigate, River Class.
Commissioned 10 May 1997.3

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

Nanaimo served on escort duties off the coast of Newfoundland, in the North Atlantic and off the coast of British Columbia with the 'Western Local Escort Force', 'Newfoundland Command' and 'Pacific Coast Command'.4


1. Deck Log Book, HMCS Nanaimo, 26 April 1941, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, vol.7665

2. Signal, 032212Z October 1945, Capt DESQ to COAC, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, vol.11871, file/dossier ED 14-11

3. Annual Historical Report/Rapport historique annuel 1997 - MARPACHQ, 27 April/avril 1998, file/dossier 1325-2 (CO), AHR/RHA 1326-0097

4. "State of the Western Escort Force", 29 September 1943, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520/8440-130 Western Escort Force; SMC/FDN,HMCS Nanaimo, 1315/26, Document Collection/collection de documents; SMC/FDN,HMCS Nanaimo, 091859 November 1943, Document Collection/collection de documents

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