|Photographer:||Florian DSO [View profile]||Title:||HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC FFH332||Added:||Aug 01, 2012|
|Captured:||July 27, 2012||IMO:||Unavailable||Hits:||204|
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|HMCS VILLE DE QUÉBEC (FFH332), Canadian-built Halifax class frigate, was seen at Quebec Harbour on July 27, 2012.
N.B.: "NCSM" stands for "HMCS" in English.
BADGE: Azure on a base three bars wavy Argent (Silver) an ancient ship Or (Gold).
SIGNIFICANCE: The central device is derived from the Coat of Arms of the City of Quebec. The ship represents the founding of Quebec in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain and the subsequent establishment of Quebec as an important port.
MOTTO : DON DE DIEU FERAY VALOIR (I will be worthy)
COLOURS : Gold and Blue
AFFILIATION : HMCS VILLE DE QUÉBEC has an official affiliation with "Les Voltigeurs de Québec". This affiliation cannot be transferred to new construction.
BATTLE HONOURS : The Second World War - GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE, 1942; ATLANTIC, 1942-44; MEDITERRANEAN, 1943; ENGLISH CHANNEL, 1944-45.
* LINEAGE :
a) First of Name - Corvette, Revised Flower Class. Commissioned 24 May 1942. Paid off 6 July 1945.
b) Second of Name - Frigate, Halifax Class. Commissioned 11 July 1994.
OPERATIONAL HISTORY : The Second World War - VILLE DE QUÉBEC served on escort duties on the Atlantic seaboard, in the North Atlantic, around the United Kingdom and in the Mediterranean Sea with the 'Western Local Escort Force', the 'Mid-Ocean Escort Force', the 'Quebec Force' and 'Plymouth Command'. On 13 January 1943 she sank the German submarine U224 in the western Mediterranean Sea.