HMCS Algonquin

The official lineage of HMCS Algonquin paid off commission ship.




Sable a base barry wavy of four Argent and Azure from which issues a Native Canadian's arm embowed proper wearing arm and wrist bands Argent and holding a fish-spear in bend Argent transfixing an eel Or.


The Second World War unofficial badge was of such excellence of design and appropriateness in suggesting anti-submarine activity that the design was accepted as the official badge.


À COUP SÛR (With sure stroke)


Gold and Azure Blue

Battle Honours

The Second World War

NORWAY, 1944; NORMANDY,1944; ARCTIC, 1944-45.


First of Name

  • Destroyer, "V" Class.
  • Ex - HMS Kempenfelt; ex - HMS Valentine.
  • Commissioned 17 February 1944.Footnote 1
  • Paid off 6 February 1946.Footnote 2
  • Recommissioned 25 February 1953.Footnote 3
  • Paid off 1 April 1970.Footnote 4

Second of Name

  • Destroyer, Iroquois Class.
  • Commissioned 3 November 1973.Footnote 5

Operational history

The Second World War

Algonquin served on escort duties along the coasts of Norway and France with '23rd Destroyer Flotilla' and '26th Destroyer Flotilla' of the 'British Home Fleet'.Footnote 6

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