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see also: Royal Canadian Naval Reserve.
Created by the Naval Service Act of 4 May 1910. Initially known as the Naval Service of Canada, the designation of the Royal Canadian Navy was approved by King George V in 1911. The Royal Canadian Navy was amalgamated with the other two armed services by the Canadian Forces Unification Act in 1968. The naval element of the Canadian Armed Forces was grouped under Maritime Command that initially had its headquarters in Halifax and subsequently in Ottawa. The title Royal Canadian Navy was restored in 2011 to describe the maritime component of the Canadian Forces.