HMCS Charlottetown

The official lineage of HMCS Charlottetown extant commissionned ship.




Argent on a square Vert joined at each corner with a similar square Vert a representation of the coronation crown of Queen Charlotte Sophia of England proper.


The central device of the badge is the arms of the City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In the design of Captain Samuel Holland, Royal Navy, for the City of Charlottetown, there is one major central square, Queen's, surrounded by four minor squares. At the heart of the badge is a stylized representation of these squares. The coronation crown of Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of George III, honours both the city's namesake and underlines the importance of the city as the provincial capital and residence of the Sovereign's representative, the Lieutenant-Governor.




Silver and Green

Battle Honours

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1942; GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE, 1942, 1944.


First of Name

  • Corvette, Revised Flower Class.
  • Commissioned 13 December 1941.Footnote 1
  • Sunk by enemy action 11 September 1942.

Second of Name

Third of Name

  • Frigate, Halifax Class.
  • Commissioned 9 September 1995.Footnote 4

Operational history

The Second World War

Charlottetown (1st) served on escort duties in the North Atlantic and Gulf of St. Lawrence with 'Western Local Escort Force', 'Halifax Force' and 'Gulf Force'. She was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U517 in the St. Lawrence River on 11 September 1942. Charlottetown (2nd) served on escort duties in the North Atlantic and Gulf of St. Lawrence with 'Western Approaches Command'.Footnote 5

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