Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Queen

HMCS Queen Badge

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BADGE

Description

Or a lozenge Purpure charged with an orb of the first.

Significance

The ship's name derives from its location as the literal translation of the Latin 'regina' is 'queen.' The colours purple and gold proclaim association with royalty. The lozenge or diamond is the shape of shield used by an heiress, and the orb denotes regal authority.

MOTTO

AUGUSTA INVICTAQUE (Majestic and invincible)

COLOURS

Gold and Purple

BATTLE HONOURS

Pre-The First World War

USHANT, 1781; "First of June", 1794; GROIX ISLAND, 1795; CRIMEA, 1854-55.

The First World War

DARDANELLES, 1915.

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1944; NORWAY, 1945; ARCTIC, 1945.

Note

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

LINEAGE

First of Name

Shore establishment.
Naval Reserve Division, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Commissioned as a tender to HMCS Naden 1 November 1941.1
Recommissioned as an independent shore establishment 1 September 1942.2
Paid off 30 November 1964.3
Recommissioned 28 September 1975.4


1. CNO/ONC 1666/41

2. CNO/ONC 2245/42

3. Signal, 151704Z December 1964, CANFORCEHED to CANAVGEN, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS/NCSM Queen

4. Commissioning booklet/Livret de mise en service, HMCS/NCSM Queen, 28 September/septembre 1975, AHR/RHA 1326-1339

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