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===Royal Canadian Navy===
 
===Royal Canadian Navy===
The Royal Canadian Navy was formed in 1910 following the Naval Service Bill by the then Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier. The bill received royal assent in May that year. King George V would rename the Department of Naval Services the Royal Canadian Navy on August 19, 1911. The first two vessels were the ''Diadem''-class protected cruiser HMCS ''Niobe'' and the ''Apollo''-class protected cruiser HMCS ''Rainbow''. During both world wars, Canada provided protection to convoys headed to Britain.  
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The Royal Canadian Navy was formed in 1910 following the Naval Service Bill by the then Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier. The bill received royal assent in May that year. King George V would rename the Department of Naval Services the Royal Canadian Navy on August 19, 1911. The first two vessels were the ''Diadem''-class protected cruiser HMCS ''Niobe'' and the ''Apollo''-class protected cruiser HMCS ''Rainbow''. During both world wars, Canada provided protection to convoys headed to Britain against german submarine raids.  
  
 
In it's history, Canada has operated one Colossus-class light carrier (the HMCS Warrior) and two Majestic-class light carriers (HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Bonaventure).
 
In it's history, Canada has operated one Colossus-class light carrier (the HMCS Warrior) and two Majestic-class light carriers (HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Bonaventure).

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