HMCS LACHUTE K440

 

Flower Class Corvette

 


 

HMCS Lachute K440

 

Laid down: 24 Nov 1943

Launched: 09 Jun 1944

Commissioned: 26 Oct 1944

Paid off: 10 Jul 1945

Fate: 1947, sold to the Dominican Republic Navy and commissioned as Colon. Paid off in 1978, she was driven ashore in a hurricane 31 Aug 1979 and wrecked.

 

Built at Quebec City, She was commissioned there on 26 Oct 1944, LACHUTE arrived at Halifax in mid-Nov 1944 and left for Bermuda on 02 Dec 1944 for three weeks' workups. Assigned on her return to EG C-5 at St. John's, she left there on 05 Jan 1945, to escort her first convoy, SC.164. She served the remainder of her career as a mid-ocean escort, leaving Londonderry on 26 May 1945 to join ON.305, the last westbound convoy of the war. On 10 Jul 1945 she was paid off and placed in reserve at Sorel. In 1947 she was sold to the Dominican Republic and joined its navy as Colon. Deleted from the active list in 1978, she was driven ashore in a hurricane on 31 Aug 1979 alongside her sister Juan Alejandro Acosta (former HMCS LOUISBURG K401).

 


 

Photos and Documents

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt Raymond Gardiner Hatrick, RCNVR - 26 Oct 1944 - 10 Jul 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Hatrick, Raymond Gardiner, Lt, RCNVR 

McQuaid, William Sampson, Lt, RCNVR

Parratt, Emmanuel, Wt (E), RCNR - 12 Feb 1945

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Lachute K440

Photo taken from HMCS Runnymede K678

Photo from the WWII collection of Kirk Wipper

 

A letter from a sailor named Hugh who served in HMCS Lachute to his Aunt Vera in Aberdeen - date 30 May 1945

 

Courtesy of James Davidson

HMCS Lachute at St John's, Newfoundland, May 1945

From the collection of George Burton

Courtesy of Len Burton

 


 

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