Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Scotian

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Argent on a saltire couped Azure a plate four bars wavy Azure charged with a maple leaf Gules.


In connection with the name Scotian it is fitting to use the Cross of St. Andrew as it appears in the Arms and flag of Nova Scotia. However, in order to show more clearly that the ship is Canadian, the saltire is marked at the centre with a roundel bearing an emblem of Canada, a red maple leaf upon heraldic water.


FEIN EARBSA THOIMH SEIRBHETS (Self reliance through service)


Azure Blue and White




First of Name

Shore establishment.
Commodore Superintendent, Halifax.
Commissioned 1 June 1944.1
Paid off 28 February 1947.2

Second of Name

Shore establishment.
Naval Reserve Division, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Commissioned 23 April 1947.3

1. CNO/ONC 3703/44

2. Report of Proceedings, HMCS Scotian, February 1947, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS Scotian

3. Minutes, 213th Naval Board Meeting, 16 April 1947, para 213-7, Document Collection/collection de documents NHS/SHM files/dossiers

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