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HMCS Algonquin

Esquimalt, British Columbia
Confirmation of the blazon of a Badge
January 15, 2009
Vol. V, p. 407

Badge of H.M.C.S. Algonquin

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Blazon

Badge

Sable issuant from a base barry wavy Argent and Azure an Algonquin’s dexter arm embowed proper wearing arm and wrist bands grasping in the hand a fish spear Argent transfixing an eel Or;

Motto

À COUP SÛR;


Symbolism

Badge

The arm refers to the ship’s name, and the pierced eel to anti-submarine activity.

Motto

Meaning “With sure stroke”.