HMCS Regina

The official lineage of HMCS Regina extant commissioned ship.

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Description

Purpure a crown jewelled Or.

Significance

The stylized crown is the symbol emblem of the city of Regina. The city uses royal purple and old gold as its colours.

Motto

FLOREAT REGINA (Let Regina flourish)

Colours

Gold and Purple

Battle Honours

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1942-44;MEDITERRANEAN, 1943;NORMANDY, 1944; ENGLISH CHANNEL, 1944.

Lineage

First of Name

  • Corvette, Revised Flower Class.
  • Commissioned 22 January 1942.Footnote 1
  • Sunk by enemy action 8 August 1944.Footnote 2

Second of Name

  • Frigate, Halifax Class.
  • Commissioned 30 September 1994.Footnote 3

Operational history

The Second World War

Regina served on escort duties in the North Atlantic, off the coast of Normandy and on the United Kingdom-Mediterranean Sea convoy route with 'Quebec Force', 'Western Local Escort Force', 'Mid-Ocean Escort Force', 'Western Approaches Command' and the Operation TORCH escort forces.Footnote 4 On 8 February 1943 she sank the Italian submarine Avorio.Footnote 5 She was torpedoed and sunk near Cornwall by the German submarine U667.Footnote 6

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