Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Queen Charlotte

HMCS Queen Charlotte Badge

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Barry wavy of ten Argent and Azure over all a bull's head affronty Sable langued Gules armed and annulled Argent crowned with a ducal coronet Gules.


Queen Charlotte is named for a Provincial Marine Corvette, built at Amherstburg in 1809 for service on Lake Erie, and which was named in honour of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, King of England, 1760-1820. Queen Charlotte was the daughter of Charles Louis, Duke of Mecklinburg, and for this reason the bull's head from the Mecklinburg's coat of arms, with appropriate differing, has been chosen.




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First of Name

Shore establishment.
Naval Reserve Division, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Commissioned as a tender to HMCS Stadacona 1 November 1941.1
Recommissioned as an independent shore establishment 1 September 1942.2
Paid off 15 December 1964.3
Recommissioned 17 September 1994.4

1. CNO/ONC 1666/41

2. CNO/ONC 2245/42

3. Signal, 282204Z October 1964, CANFORCEHED to CANCOMD, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS Queen

4. Commissioning certificate/Certificat demise en service, HMCS/NCSM Queen Charlotte, 17 September/septembre 1994, PRF//DRP HMCS Queen Charlotte

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