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Maple Leaf (from roundel).svg  Maritime Command
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Her Majesty's Canadian Ship
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CFB Halifax (Atlantic)
CFB Esquimalt (Pacific)
 

The designation Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) (in French Navire canadien de Sa Majesté [NCSM]), is applied as a prefix to any Canadian Forces warship. In the reign of a king, the designation changes to His Majesty's Canadian Ship; the French version of the title remains unchanged in this instance. The title is derived from Her Majesty's Ship (HMS), used in the United Kingdom. The person who is monarch of Canada is also equally and separately the monarch of the UK.

HMCS Rainbow, transferred from the British Royal Navy to the Naval Service of Canada in 1910 (the NSC would be renamed the Royal Canadian Navy the following year) was the first ship to be so designated.

Ships bearing the designation "HMCS" are the ships of Her Majesty's Canadian Armed Forces and are the responsibility of the Maritime Command.

Many Maritime Command shore facilities also bear the designation, such as HMCS Trinity, HMCS Naden, HMCS Discovery, and all Royal Canadian Sea Cadets summer training centres, such as HMCS Quadra. HMC Dockyard is an exception to this rule.

Many other Commonwealth realms use a variation of HMS to designate their warships, such as HMAS (Her Majesty's Australian Ship) and HMNZS (Her Majesty's New Zealand Ship).

See also


File:Maple Leaf (from roundel).svg  Maritime Command
Components
Maritime Forces Atlantic
Maritime Forces Pacific
Naval Reserve Headquarters
History
Royal Canadian Navy
Military History of Canada
Ships
Current Fleet
Historic Ships
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship
Bases
CFB Halifax (Atlantic)
CFB Esquimalt (Pacific)
 

The designation Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) (in French Navire canadien de Sa Majesté [NCSM]), is applied as a prefix to any Canadian Forces warship. In the reign of a king, the designation changes to His Majesty's Canadian Ship; the French version of the title remains unchanged in this instance. The title is derived from Her Majesty's Ship (HMS), used in the United Kingdom. The person who is monarch of Canada is also equally and separately the monarch of the UK.

HMCS Rainbow, transferred from the British Royal Navy to the Naval Service of Canada in 1910 (the NSC would be renamed the Royal Canadian Navy the following year) was the first ship to be so designated.

Ships bearing the designation "HMCS" are the ships of Her Majesty's Canadian Armed Forces and are the responsibility of the Maritime Command.

Many Maritime Command shore facilities also bear the designation, such as HMCS Trinity, HMCS Naden, HMCS Discovery, and all Royal Canadian Sea Cadets summer training centres, such as HMCS Quadra. HMC Dockyard is an exception to this rule.

Many other Commonwealth realms use a variation of HMS to designate their warships, such as HMAS (Her Majesty's Australian Ship) and HMNZS (Her Majesty's New Zealand Ship).

See also

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