H.M.S. Fisgard Oil painting by Derek G.M. Gardner.
A number of Victoria’s streets have been named after warships of the Royal Navy that have served on the northwest coast or in British Columbia waters.
Fisgard, Frigate, 5th Rate, 46 guns, 1819
Chatham, Discovery Ship, 1788
Discovery I, Cook’s Ship, 1776
Herald, Survey Ship, 1823
Pandora, Survey Ship, 10 guns, 1833
Cormorant, Paddle-wheel sloop, 6 guns, 1842
Sutlej, Screw Frigate, 1855
Topaz, Screw Frigate, 1858
Amphion, Protected Cruiser, 1883
Rainbow, Advanced Steam Assisted/Powered, 1891