HMCS Winnipeg

The official lineage of HMCS Winnipeg extant commissionned ship.




Azure a bison passant Or.


The badge design is derived from the civic devices of the Winnipeg, a crest above a shield. The shield displays three wheat sheaves, over which is a "chief showing a locomotive engine." Above the shield, or crest, is a bison.

In the ship's badge, the colours gold and blue have been used, and in support of this, one may refer to those used by the Winnipeg Football Club, the "Blue Bombers" whose members wear these colours. They are good fighting colours on the "Gridiron" so therefore should appeal to Winnipegers on the high seas.




Azure Blue and Gold

Battle Honours

The Second World War

ATLANTIC, 1943-45.


First of Name

  • Minesweeper, Algerine Class.
  • Commissioned 29 July 1943.Footnote 1
  • Paid off 11 January 1946.Footnote 2

Second of Name

  • Frigate, Halifax Class.
  • Commissioned 23 June 1995.Footnote 3

Operational history

The Second World War

Winnipeg served on escort duties off the coast of Nova Scotia and in the North Atlantic with the 'Western Escort Force' and the 'Halifax Force'.Footnote 4

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