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HMCS LACHUTE K440

Then Dominican Republic Naval Vessel Colon

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).

 

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

C-D

Coates, Paul Douglas Stuart

1924-2013

 

 

 

 

M-N

Miles, Nelson Robert

1925 - 2009

 

 

 

 

O-P

Pietryk, William Walter

1917-2007

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

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

 

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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