For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS POUNDMAKER K675
Then Peruvian navy TENIENTE FERRE(1947)
Then Peruvian Navy FERRE (1963)
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.