For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS POUNDMAKER K675

Then Peruvian navy TENIENTE FERRE(1947)

Then Peruvian Navy FERRE (1963)

HMCS Poundmaker K675

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 29 Jan 1944

Launched: 21 Apr 1944

Commissioned: 17 Sep 1944

Paid off: 25 Nov 1945

Sold: 1947 to Peruvian Navy

Commissioned: 1947 as Teniente Ferre

Renamed: 1963 - Ferre

Paid off: 

Fate: Broken up in 1966

 

Built at Montreal, she was commissioned there on 17 Sep 1944. She arrived at Halifax in Oct 1944 and worked up in Bermuda in Nov 1944. In mid-Dec 1944 she arrived at St. John's to join EG C-8, serving as a mid-ocean escort for the rest of the war. She left Londonderry for the last time on 11 May 1945 to escort convoy ONS.50 westward, and on 31 May 1945 began tropicalization refit at Lunenburg. Work was completed on 20 Aug 1945, and on 25 Nov 1945 she was paid off at Sydney and taken to Shelburne for disposal. She was sold to the Peruvian Navy in 1947 and re-named Teniente Ferre and, in 1963, Ferre. She was broken up in 1966.

 

From The Montreal Gazette March 31, 1947 Page 19 - Ex-R.C.N. Frigates Ready - Halifax, March 30. - Peruvian officers and crews were making final preparations here today for the sailing of the former Royal Canadian Navy frigates Poundmaker and St. Pierre, recently refitted at nearby Dartmouth at a cost of $200,000.  The ships, renamed the Teniente Ferre and Teniente Palacios, will take up service with the Peruvian Navy.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr H.S. Maxwell, RCNVR - 17 Sep 1944 - 14 Apr 1945

LCdr John Trumbell Band, RCNVR - 15 Apr 1945 - 19 Apr 1945

LCdr William Purves Moffat, RCNVR - 20 Apr 1945 - 30 May 1945

A/LCdr Albert Elliott Gough, RCNR - 31 May 1945 - 24 Aug 1945

LCdr William Purves Moffat, RCNVR - 25 Aug 1945 - 25 Nov 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Anderson, Alexander C.

1923-2010

Band, John Trumbell

1915-2005

2nd Commanding Officer

Blackburn, Arthur James

____-1960

 

 

C-D

Chanter, Charles Edward

____-2014

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacIntyre, Donald Fraser

____-1999

McDonald, John Alexander Logue

1924-2015

McMurray, Gerald Allen

1923-2008

 

 

O-P

Pratt, Edward Arthur

1924-2016

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Russell, Raymond L.

____-2016

 

 

 

 

U-V

Ursaki, Frank Joseph

1921-2010

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Brooks, Robert Royde, Lt (E), RCNVR - 24 May 1945

 

Chappell, Hyliard Garfield, A/Lt, RCNVR - 10 Mar 1945

 

Eldrige, Dick, LS, ASDIC

 

Gough, Albert Elliott, A/LCdr, RCNR - 30 May 1945

 

Greatrex, Warren Robert, Lt (S), RCNVR - 05 Jul 1945

Learoyd, Doug

 

Howe, William, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Jul 1945

 

Maxwell, John Wright, Paym/Lt, RCNVR - 29 Jan 1945

 

Michaluk, John, Wireless operator - 1944

 

Plaxton, John Melville, Lt, RCNVR - 27 Jan 1945

Revfem, Erik, Lt (E), RCNR - 03 Jul 1944

 

Ross, Henry Brown, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1945

 

Smith, Wilfrid Ewart, Lt(El), RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Tooby, Norman David, Lt, RCNVR - 11 Mar 1945

 

 

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