Allied Warships

HMCS Lachute (K 440)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 440 
Built byMorton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedJun 1942 
Laid down24 Nov 1943 
Launched9 Jun 1944 
Commissioned26 Oct 1944 
End service10 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned 10 July 1945.
Sold to the Dominican Republic in 1947, renamed Colon and served until 1978.  

Commands listed for HMCS Lachute (K 440)

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1T/Lt. Raymond Gardiner Hatrick, DSC, RCNVR25 Sep 194410 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Lachute include:

14 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Lachute (T/Lt. R.G. Hatrick, DSC, RCNVR) and HMCS Sault Ste Marie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Moorhouse, RCNR). (1)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. ADM 173/19287

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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