The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) (French: Marine royale canadienne) is the naval force of Canada. The RCN is one of three environmental commands within the unified Canadian Forces. As of 2012, operating 33 warships and several auxiliary vessels, the Royal Canadian Navy consists of 8,500 Regular Force and 5,100 Primary Reserve sailors, supported by 5,300 civilians. Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison, CMM MSM CD, is the current Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy and Chief of the Naval Staff.
Founded in 1910 as the Naval Service of Canada and given Royal Sanction in 1911, the RCN was placed under the Department of National Defence in 1923, and amalgamated with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Army to form the unified Canadian Forces in 1968, after which it was known as "Maritime Command" until 2011. Over the course of its history, the RCN served in the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, the First Gulf War, the Afghanistan War and numerous United Nations peacekeeping missions and NATO operations.
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... Author Canadian Naval Force Requirements in the Second World War (1981) ... North Atlantic Run The Royal Canadian Navy and the Battle for the Convoys (1985, 2005)) ISBN 0-87021-450-0 HMCS Sackville, 1941-1985, Canadian Naval Memorial Trust (1998) ISBN 0-9683661-0 ... With Ken MacPherson Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy 1939-1945 Vanwell Pub Ltd (Feb 28 1994) ISBN 0-920277-83-7 With D ...
... This history of Royal Canadian Navy is preserved and presented at the Maritime Command Museum in Halifax, the Canadian War Museum, the Naval Museum of ... Several Royal Canadian Navy ships and submarines have been preserved including the destroyer HMCS Haida, the hydrofoil HMCS Bras d'Or and the submarines Ojibwa and Onondaga ... The Royal Canadian Navy Monument is located on the banks of the Ottawa River in Ottawa ...
... appointed an Officer in Her Majesty’s Canadian Armed Forces WE reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Courage and Integrity do by these Presents Constitute and ... Canadian Commissioning Scripts, as they are properly called by NDHQ, are signed by the Governor General of Canada and countersigned by the Minister ... Here is an example of the Royal Canadian Navy's Commission from pre-1968 To Mr ...
... HMCS Border Cities (J344) was an Algerine-class minesweeper that served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II ... posed a greater danger than the mine in the areas for which the Royal Canadian Navy was responsible, a greater emphasis came to be laid on the former ... The Royal Canadian Navy’s last victim of the submarine, the Bangor had been torpedoed off Halifax on 16 April 1945 with the loss of 39 men ...
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