HMCS Queen

The official lineage of HMCS Queen extant commissionned ship.




Or a lozenge Purpure charged with an orb of the first.


The ship's name derives from its location as the literal translation of the Latin 'regina' is 'queen.' The colours purple and gold proclaim association with royalty. The lozenge or diamond is the shape of shield used by an heiress, and the orb denotes regal authority.


AUGUSTA INVICTAQUE (Majestic and invincible)


Gold and Purple

Battle Honours

Pre-The First World War

USHANT, 1781; "First of June", 1794; GROIX ISLAND, 1795; CRIMEA, 1854-55.

The First World War


The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1944; NORWAY, 1945; ARCTIC, 1945.


Perpetuates, by right of continuous unbroken service from the Royal Canadian Navy, seven warships of the Royal Navy which previously carried the name. This perpetuation cannot be passed on to a new construction.


First of Name

  • Shore establishment.
  • Naval Reserve Division, Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • Commissioned as a tender to HMCS Naden 1 November 1941.Footnote 1
  • Recommissioned as an independent shore establishment 1 September 1942.Footnote 2
  • Paid off 30 November 1964.Footnote 3
  • Recommissioned 28 September 1975.Footnote 4

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