ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
The mission of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is to generate combat-capable, multipurpose maritime forces that support Canada’s efforts to participate in security operations anywhere in the world, as part of an integrated Canadian Armed Forces.
The RCN fleet, divided between the Atlantic (Halifax, N.S.) and Pacific (Esquimalt, B.C.) coasts, is composed of 29 warships, submarines, and coastal defence vessels, plus many more auxiliary and support vessels. In addition, the Naval Reserve is headquartered in Quebec City, Q.C., and consists of 24 Naval Reserve Divisions located in most major cities across the country.