HMCS Glace Bay

The official lineage of HMCS Glace Bay extant commissioned ship.




Sable on a pile Argent a thistle proper.


The thistle is from the Arms of the City of Glace Bay. It is placed upon a white V-shaped of heraldic component representing the iced waters of the bay from which the City derives its name. The colour black represents the coal mines which were at the origin of the settlement.


EX FUNDO MARIS (From the depths of the sea)


Black and White

Battle Honours

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1944-45.


First of Name

  • Frigate, River Class.
  • Commissioned 2 September 1944.Footnote 1
  • Paid off 17 November 1945.Footnote 2

Second of Name

  • Coastal Defence Vessel, Kingston Class.
  • Commissioned 26 October 1996.Footnote 3

Operational history

The Second World War

Glace Bay served on convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic with the 'Mid-Ocean Escort Force'.Footnote 4

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