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HMCS THORLOCK K394

Then Chilean Navy Vessel PAPUDO (1946)

HMCS Thorlock K394

 

Laid down: 25 Sep 1943

Launched: 15 May 1944

Commissioned: 13 Nov 1944

Paid off: 15 Jul 1945

Sold: 1946 to Chilean Navy

Paid off:

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1967

 

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.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr John Eugene Francois, RCNR - 13 Nov 1944 - 15 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Choppe, Nicholas

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Courage, William Ronald Benjamin

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DeLancey, Arthur Langley

1915-2000

Digou, Raymond Frederick

1919-2010

 

E-F

Economides, John Nicholas

1919-2005

 

 

 

 

G-H

Haigh, James Dawson

____-2007

Hulbert, John Adrian

____-2012

 

 

 

Ship's Mascot

Pisstank

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Former Crew Members

Blachford, Robert Oswald, Lt, X.O. 

 

Charles, E.D., RCN, RCAF 

Hancock, John

 

Huculak, Walter, Lt (El) (R), RCNVR - 07 Apr 1945

Leard, Ralph, L/Stwd from Borden, PEI

 

Miller, Jack, A/Wt (E), RCN - 24 May 1944 (Stand by)

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

RCN Memories

Surrender of U-190 to HMCS Thorlock

 

Links

Bill Ronald Benjamin Courage - The Memory Project

 

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