HMCS Poundmaker (K 675)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||1 Feb 1943|
|Laid down||29 Jan 1944|
|Launched||21 Apr 1944|
|Commissioned||17 Sep 1944|
|End service||25 Nov 1945|
Decommissioned 25 November 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Poundmaker (K 675)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. Herries Stirling Maxwell, RCNVR||6 Aug 1944||14 Apr 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Trumbull Band, RCNVR||15 Apr 1945||20 Apr 1945|
|3||Lt.Cdr. William Purvis Moffat, RCNVR||21 Apr 1945||25 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Poundmaker include:
12 Nov 1944
HMS Cleopatra (Capt. B.I. Robertshaw, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Bermuda.
These were followed by RDF calibration trials and torpedo firing exercises during which the frigate HMCS Poundmaker (T/Lt.Cdr. H.S. Maxwell, RCNVR) served as target. (1)
15 Nov 1944
HMS Cleopatra (Capt. B.I. Robertshaw, RN) conducted gunnery exercises of Bermuda.
2 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Poundmaker (T/Lt.Cdr. H.S. Maxwell, RCNVR) and HMCS Cap de la Madeleine (T/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Judges, RCNVR). (2)
- ADM 53/119139
- ADM 173/19287
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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