HMCS Crusader (R20)

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HMCS Crusader (DD 228) underway.jpg
HMCS Crusader underway
Career (Canada) Royal Navy White Ensign Royal Canadian Navy Jack
Name: HMCS Crusader
Builder: John Brown & Company
Launched: 4 Oct 1944
Acquired: 26 Nov 1945
Commissioned: 26 Nov 1945
Decommissioned: 15 Jan 1960
Motto: By this sign we conquer.[1]
Honours and
awards:
Korea, 1952-53[2]
Fate: Sold for scrap, 1964
Badge: Azure, a crusader's shield bearing in the first canton a maple leaf gules for Canada[3]
General characteristics
Class & type: C-class
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 1730 tonnes
Length: 326.75 feet
Beam: 35.66 feet
Draught: 11.5 feet
Speed: 31 kts
Complement: 14 officers, 230 crew

HMCS Crusader was a C class destroyer originally ordered by the Royal Navy in 1942 and transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1946. During the Korean War she was the leading ship in the legendary Trainbuster's Club, destroying five North Korean trains in total.[4] She was sold for scrap in 1964.

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Arbuckle, J. Graeme. Badges of the Canadian Navy. Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing, 1987. ISBN 0-920852-49-1.

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