HMCS Poundmaker

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

HMCS Poundmaker (K675)

Named for North Battleford, Saskatchewan, but the name was judged too long, the River class frigate HMCS Poundmaker was commissioned on 17 September 1944 at Montréal, Québec, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in October and worked up in Bermuda in November. In mid-December she arrived at St. John’s, Newfoundland, to join Escort Group C-8, serving as a mid-ocean escort for the rest of the war.

She left Londonderry, Northern Ireland, for the last time on 11 May 1945 to escort convoy ONS.50 westward, and on 31 May began refit in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Work was completed on 20 August, and on 25 November she was paid off in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and taken to Shelburne, Nova Scotia, for disposal.

HMCS Poundmaker was sold to the Peruvian Navy in 1947 and renamed Teniente Ferre and in 1963, Ferre.  Stricken from the Peruvian Navy list on 18 December 1965 and sold, she was towed to Chimbote, Peru and broken up on 29 March 1968.

  • Builder: Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montréal, Québec
  • Date laid down: 29 January 1944
  • Date launched: 21 April 1944
  • Date commissioned: 17 September 1944
  • Date paid off: 25 November 1945
  • Displacement: 1468.2 tonnes
  • Dimensions: 91.9 m x 11.1 m x 2.7 m
  • Speed: 19 knots
  • Crew: 141
  • Armament: two 4-inch (102-mm) guns (1 x II), one 12-pound (5.45 kg) gun, eight 20-mm guns (4 x II), one Hedgehog mortar and depth charges.

Battle honours

Atlantic 1944-1945

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