HMCS Fredericton

The official lineage of HMCS Fredericton extant commissionned ship.




Vert a bend wavy Argent charged with a like bendlet Azure and over all a Bengal tiger prepared to leap.


The field of the badge is green, which represents both New Brunswick forestry and the fact that the city of Fredericton was carved out of virgin forest. The wavy band bisecting the field symbolizes the Saint John River which runs through the city. The Bengal tiger is a device taken from the unofficial wartime badge of the first ship of name. The tiger is superimposed upon the forests and straddling the river, similar to the city, and is crouched for a leap towards prey, an indication that the vessel is a warship.




Gold and Green

Battle Honours

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1942-45.


First of Name

  • Corvette, Revised Flower Class.
  • Commissioned 8 December 1941.Footnote 1
  • Paid off 9 July 1945.Footnote 2

Second of Name

  • Frigate, Halifax Class.
  • Commissioned 10 September 1994.Footnote 3

Operational history

The Second World War

Fredericton served on escort duties in the North Atlantic and off the coast of Newfoundland with the 'Western Local Escort Force', the 'Mid-Ocean Escort Force', the 'Halifax Force' and the 'Gulf Escort Force'.Footnote 4

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