For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS THORLOCK K394
Then Chilean Navy Vessel PAPUDO (1946)
Built at Midland, Ont., Thorlock was commissioned there on 13 Nov 1944, and arrived at Halifax on 16 Dec 1944. On 07 Jan 1945, she left for Bermuda to work up, setting out on 01 Feb 1945 for the return journey northward. Later that month she was allocated to EG C-9 and on 26 Feb 1945 left Halifax to pick up her first convoy, SC.168. She served for the remainder of the war as an ocean escort, making five transatlantic trips. On 12 May 1945, when on the final leg of an Atlantic crossing with convoy ON.300 from the U.K., she was diverted, along with HMCS Victoriaville, to accept the surrender of U 190 and escort the U-boat to Bay Bulls, Nfld. She was paid off on 15 Jul 1945, and placed in reserve at Sorel. Sold in 1946, she served in the Chilean Navy as Papudo until disposed of for scrap in 1967.
RCN Memories: Surrender of U-190 to HMCS Thorlock
Photos and Documents (below)