HMCS Thorlock

There has been only one vessel named HMCS Thorlock in the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Thorlock (K 394) / Flower-class corvette

Alternatively named for Thorold, Ontario, because that name was too similar to another vessel under British control, HMCS Thorlock was commissioned at Midland, Ontario on 13 November 1944 and arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 16 December.

On 7 January 1945, she left for work-ups in Bermuda, and on 1 February set out for her return journey northward. Later that month, she was allocated to Escort Group C-9, and on 26 February left Halifax to pick up her first convoy, SC.168. She served as an ocean escort for the remainder of the war, making five transatlantic trips.

On 12 May 1945, while on the final leg of an Atlantic crossing with convoy ON.300 from the United Kingdom, she and the frigate HMCS Victoriaville were diverted to accept the surrender of German submarine U-190, escorting it to Bay Bulls, Newfoundland.

HMCS Thorlock was paid off on 15 July 1945 and placed in reserve at Sorel, Quebec. Sold in 1946, she served in the Chilean Navy as Papudo until disposed of for scrap in 1967.

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