HMCS Cayuga (R04)
HMCS Cayuga at Kure, Japan, in 1951
|Laid down:||7 October 1943|
|Launched:||28 July 1945|
|Commissioned:||20 October 1947|
|Motto:||Onenh owa den dya
("Now let us proceed")
|Fate:||Scrapped, Faslane, 27 February 1964|
|Notes:||Colours: Gold and scarlet|
|Badge:||Blazon Or, an Indian of the Cayuga tribe, facing dexter, in kneeling posture, right knee on the ground, left leg bent and forward, two feathers in hair, lower part of body clad, upper bare, a quiver of arrows pendant from the left shoulder, the base resting on ground beside the right knee, the Indian holding a bow and arrow in the "ready "position all gules|
|Class & type:||Tribal-class destroyer|
Wearing pennant R04, then 218, Cayuga served a total of three tours of Korea, the last in 1954 after the conflict had ended. She was paid off in February 1964.
It was on this vessel that Ferdinand Demara, "the great impostor", served while impersonating a Canadian medical officer.
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