Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Star

HMCS Star Badge

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BADGE

Description

Azure an estoile Or charged with a maple leaf Gules.

Significance

The device used for the badge is an "estoile" or heraldic star. The red maple leaf, an emblem of Canada, indicates that the "star" pertains to Canada.

MOTTO

DILIGENTIA (Diligence)

COLOURS

Royal Blue and Gold

BATTLE HONOURS

Pre-The First World War

DOVER, 1652; MARTINIQUE, 1809; GUADELOUPE, 1810.

Note

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

LINEAGE

First of Name

Shore establishment.
Naval Reserve Division, Hamilton, Ontario.
Commissioned as a tender to HMCS Stadacona 1 November 1941.1
Recommissioned as an independent shore establishment 1 September 1942.2


1. CNO/ONC 1666/41

2. CNO/ONC 2245/42

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