Volume 2, Part 1: Extant Commissioned Ships

HMCS York

HMCS York Badge

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BADGE

Description

Azure a white rose of York rayonne Or.

Significance

The ship was named after the former name of the City of Toronto, in which it is located, and the first British commercial craft on Lake Ontario. The badge design was furnished by the Admiralty who have graciously granted its use as the ship's badge for York.

MOTTO

BON ESPOIR (Good hope)

COLOURS

Azure Blue et White

BATTLE HONOURS

Pre-The First World War

LOWESTOFT, 1665; ORFORDNESS, 1666; SOLE BAY, 1672; SCHOONEVELD, 1673; TEXEL, 1673; LOUISBURG, 1758; MARTINIQUE, 1809.

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1939; NORWAY, 1940; MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-41; MALTA CONVOYS, 1941.

Note

Perpetuates, by right of continuous unbroken service from the Royal Canadian Navy, eight 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, Toronto, 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

1. CNO/ONC 2245/42

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