HMCS Vancouver

The official lineage of HMCS Vancouver extant commissionned ship.




Argent on a chief Azure three maple leaves Or and upon a base of three bars wavy Azure a ship in full sail proper.


The central device a ship in full sail represents Captain George Vancouver's ship and perpetuates the unofficial badge of Vancouver (1st).


SEMPER VIGILANS (Ever on guard)


Gold and Blue


HMCS Vancouver has an official affiliation with The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) (RCAC). This affiliation cannot be transferred to new construction.

Battle Honours

The Second World War

ALEUTIANS, 1942-43; ATLANTIC, 1944-45.


First of Name

  • Destroyer, "S" Class.
  • Ex - HMS Toreador.
  • Commissioned 1 March 1928.Footnote 1
  • Paid off 25 November 1936.Footnote 2

Second of Name

Third of Name

  • Frigate, Halifax Class.
  • Commissioned 23 August 1993.Footnote 5

Operational history

The Second World War

Vancouver served on escort duties off of the coasts of British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia and in the North Atlantic with 'Esquimalt Force', 'Quebec Force' and the 'Western Local Escort Force'.Footnote 6

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