Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 30th 2022

April 21, 1926 - September 8, 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during the International Fleet Review in Halifax in 2010.

After taking the throne on February 6, 1952 and reigning for 70 years and 127 days, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022 at the age of 96. She was the longest reigning monarch in British and Commonwealth history.

The Queen’s legacy runs deep within the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Her passing is deeply felt by our members and we extend our deepest condolences to the Royal Family as we honour Her Majesty’s memory.

Changes to the naming protocol for RCN ships, units following Her Majesty’s passing

Following the Queen’s passing and effective immediately, all commissioned RCN vessels are now known as His Majesty’s Canadian Ships and Submarines to recognize King Charles III. This also applies to Naval Reserve Divisions across the country.

Units and establishments that use the “HMC” prefix must also update their names. So, the dockyards in Esquimalt, B.C., and Halifax are now both known as His Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard. Queen’s Harbour Master is now known as King’s Harbour Master. Note that the change of monarch may not affect French translations in the same way. Please click through for further details.

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