Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS St. John's

HMCS St. John's Badge

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Gules issuant from a mural crown Or a rocky mount Sable thereon a lion passant Or langued and armed Azure.


The lion depicts St John's status as the provincial capital and seat of the Lieutenant-Governor. The mural crown is commonly found in the arms of fortified cities, and makes particular reference to the Battery. The rocky mount upon which the lion stands refers to the "Rock" of Newfoundland and to the dominant topography of the capital region. The badge's field, like that of both the provincial and civic arms of St. John's, is red.


AVANCEZ (Advance)


Gold and Red




First of Name

Frigate, Halifax Class.
Commissioned 24 June 1996.1

1. Annual Historical Report/Rapport historique annuel 1996 - HMCS/NCSM St. John's, 10 February/février 1997, file/dossier 1325-1 (NAVO), AHR/RHA 1326-1681

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