Allied Warships

HMCS Poundmaker (K 675)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 675 
Built byCanadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1943 
Laid down29 Jan 1944 
Launched21 Apr 1944 
Commissioned17 Sep 1944 
End service25 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 25 November 1945.


Commands listed for HMCS Poundmaker (K 675)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Herries Stirling Maxwell, RCNVR6 Aug 194414 Apr 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Trumbull Band, RCNVR15 Apr 194520 Apr 1945
3Lt.Cdr. William Purvis Moffat, RCNVR21 Apr 194525 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.

In the evening night encounter exercises were carried out with the frigates HMCS Lauzon (T/Lt.Cdr. W. Woods, OBE, RCNR) and HMCS Poundmaker (T/Lt.Cdr. H.S. Maxwell, RCNVR). (1)

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)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. ADM 53/119139
  2. ADM 173/19287

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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