The official lineage of HMCS York extant commissionned ship.
Azure a white rose of York rayonne Or.
The ship was named after the former name of the City of Toronto, in which it is located, and the first British commercial craft on Lake Ontario. The badge design was furnished by the Admiralty who have graciously granted its use as the ship's badge for York.
BON ESPOIR (Good hope)
Azure Blue et White
Pre-The First World War
LOWESTOFT, 1665; ORFORDNESS, 1666; SOLE BAY, 1672; SCHOONEVELD, 1673; TEXEL, 1673; LOUISBURG, 1758; MARTINIQUE, 1809.
The Second World War
ATLANTIC, 1939; NORWAY, 1940; MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-41; MALTA CONVOYS, 1941.
Perpetuates, by right of continuous unbroken service from the Royal Canadian Navy, eight warships of the Royal Navy which previously carried this name. This perpetuation cannot be passed on to a new construction.
First of Name
- Shore establishment.
- Naval Reserve Division, Toronto, Ontario.
- Commissioned as a tender to HMCS Stadacona 1 November 1941.Footnote 1
- Recommissioned as an independent shore establishment 1 September 1942.Footnote 2
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