HMCS Scotian

The official lineage of HMCS Scotian extant commissionned ship.




Argent on a saltire couped Azure a plate four bars wavy Azure charged with a maple leaf Gules.


In connection with the name Scotian it is fitting to use the Cross of St. Andrew as it appears in the Arms and flag of Nova Scotia. However, in order to show more clearly that the ship is Canadian, the saltire is marked at the centre with a roundel bearing an emblem of Canada, a red maple leaf upon heraldic water.


FEIN EARBSA THOIMH SEIRBHETS (Self reliance through service)


Azure Blue and White

Battle Honours



First of Name

  • Shore establishment.
  • Commodore Superintendent, Halifax.
  • Commissioned 1 June 1944.Footnote 1
  • Paid off 28 February 1947.Footnote 2

Second of Name

  • Shore establishment.
  • Naval Reserve Division, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Commissioned 23 April 1947.Footnote 3

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