Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS Ville de Québec

HMCS Ville de Québec Badge

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BADGE

Description

Azure on a base three bars wavy Argent an ancient ship Or.

Significance

The central device is derived from the Coat of Arms of the City of Quebec. The ship represents the founding of Quebec in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain and the subsequent establishment of Quebec as an important port.

MOTTO

DON DE DIEU FERAY VALOIR (I will be worthy)

COLOURS

Gold and Blue

AFFILIATION

HMCS Ville de Québec has an official affiliation with Les Voltigeurs de Québec. This affiliation cannot be transferred to new construction.

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE, 1942; ATLANTIC, 1942-44; MEDITERRANEAN, 1943; ENGLISH CHANNEL, 1944-45.

LINEAGE

First of Name

Corvette, Revised Flower Class.
Commissioned 24 May 1942.1
Paid off 6 July 1945.2

Second of Name

Frigate, Halifax Class.
Commissioned 11 July 1994.3

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

Ville de Québec served on escort duties on the Atlantic seaboard, in the North Atlantic, around the United Kingdom and in the Mediterranean Sea with the 'Western Local Escort Force', the 'Mid-Ocean Escort Force', the 'Quebec Force' and 'Plymouth Command'.4 On 13 January 1943 she sank the German submarine U224 in the western Mediterranean Sea.5


1. RCN Daily States, 25 May 1942, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520/1650 - DS Vol.4

2. Signal, DO SOREL to NOIC MONTREAL, 061500Z July 1945, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, vol.11,652, file/dossier: HMCS Ville de Québec

3. Annual Historical Report/Rapport historique annuel 1994 - HMCS/NCSM Ville de Québec, 4 April/avril 1995, file/dossier 1325-1 (Off Nav), AHR/RHA 1326-1241

4. Excerpt, Ship's Log, HMCS Ville de Québec, 22 July 1942, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS Ville de Québec; SMC/FDN, HMCS Ville de Québec, 012036 September 1943; Signal, CINCCNA to NSHQ, 201838Z June 1944, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 HMCS Ville de Québec; SMC/FDN, HMCS Ville de Québec, 091713 September 1944

5. Memorandum, DNI to DOD for SOA/S, 22 June 1943, file/dossier 8000/331/112, Document Collection/collection de documents 81/520, 8000 Ville de Québec

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