HMCS Champlain

The official lineage of HMCS Champlain extant commissionned ship.




Vert a bend wavy Argent charged with a like bendlet Gules overall a maple leaf Or.


The maple leaf stems from a previously unapproved badge design for the first Champlain. The bend represents the Saguenay River, which was first explored by Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec, and upon whose shore Champlain is located. The colours green, gold, and red are taken from the Saguenay District flag.


SE PRÉPARER À SE DÉFENDRE (Preparing to defend)


Gold and Green

Battle Honours



First of Name

  • Destroyer, "S" Class.
  • Ex - HMS Torbay.
  • Commissioned 1 March 1928.Footnote 1
  • Paid off 25 November 1936.Footnote 2

Second of Name

  • Shore establishment.
  • Naval Reserve Division, Chicoutimi, Quebec.
  • Commissioned 15 August 1986.Footnote 3

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