The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

HMCS Windsor

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Approval of a Badge
December 1, 1999
Vol. IV, p. 17

Badge of H.M.C.S. Windsor

[ previous page ]

Blazon

Badge

Azure in base three barrulets wavy Argent thereon a pile Argent overlaid of another Sable overall a sea lion grasping a trident Or and gorged with a naval coronet also Or sails Argent;


Symbolism

Badge

The badge uses a "V" format, a reference to the Victoria class of submarines. The colours blue and black refer to the colour of water both above and below the surface. The lion supporter of the Arms of the City of Windsor, for which the vessel is named, has been given a fish's lower portions and a trident in reference to the vessel's offensive and defensive capability.