For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS LACHUTE K440
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).
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