Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Saskatoon

HMCS Saskatoon Badge

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Vert a lion passant guardant crowned with a naval coronet Or sails Argent and grasping in the dexter paw a Saskatoon bush irradiated and fructed proper leaved Or.


The gold lion is taken from the symbol used by the City of Saskatoon. The lion wears a naval coronet, and grasps a Saskatoon bush thereby making reference to the name of the City.


FORTIS CEU LEO FIDUS (Brave as a faithful lion)


Gold and Green


The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1942-45.


First of Name

Corvette, Flower Class.
Commissioned 9 June 1941.1
Paid off 25 June 1945.2

Second of Name

Coastal Defence Vessel, Kingston Class.
Commissioned 5 December 1998.3


The Second World War

Saskatoon served on escort duties off of the coast of Nova Scotia and in the North Atlantic with the 'Halifax Local Defence Force' and the 'Western Local Escort Force'.4

1. SMC/FDN, HMCS Saskatoon, 1405/11/6/41

2. SMC/FDN, HMCS Saskatoon, 161405 June 1945; WAC receipt, 29 June 1945, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, vol.5830, file/dossier 8000-331/91

3. Annual Historical Report/Rapport historique annuel 1998 - HMCS Saskatoon, MARPACHQ, 26 March/mars 1999, file/dossier 1325-2 (CO), AHR/RHA 1326-0097; The Maple Leaf /La Feuille d'Úrable, vol.2, no.1 (15 January/janvier 1999), p.10

4. SMC/FDN, HMCS Saskatoon, 1259/7/8/41; Signal, C IN C CMA to CAPT D HALIFAX, 030325Z December 1943, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8440-130 Western Escort Force

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