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Re: wartime ships
Date: April 19, 2003 03:01PM

<HTML>John:

HMCS Pondmaker:
Launched: April 21, 1944
Builder: Canadian Vickers Ltd. Montreal.

Wartime Duty: Escort Group EG-8 as of December, 1944.
St. John's to mid-ocean - 8 round trips in total until VE Day.

Received tropicalization refit at Lunenburg, NS in 1945 but was shortly thereafter
paid off at Sydney, NS at the date Vin has mentioned (25-11-45).

Was initially named for North Battleford but could not take the name because the corvette HMCS Battleford already had taken it.

Its camouflage was rare for an Atlantic convoy ship because it had the paint scheme given to west-coast ships.

Displacement: 2 216 tons (full load)
Dimensions: 301feet 6" x 36 feet 7" x 12 feet 9" (average)
Armamment: 1 twin 4-inch gun
1 12 pounder
4 twin 20-mm guns
1 hedgehog
4 depth charge throwers
up to 200 depth charges.

Hope this helps.

Good luck finding more information!

Might be able to locate an archive photo of this ship for you.
Let me know.

Doug</HTML>

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wartime ships john 04/19/2003 03:03AM
Re: wartime ships Vin 04/19/2003 04:52AM
Re: wartime ships Douglas Struthers 04/19/2003 03:01PM
Re: wartime ships JOHN BRIDGE 04/28/2003 09:38PM
Re: HMCS Poundmaker JOHN BRIDGE 04/28/2003 09:56PM
Re: wartime ships David Lupton 04/20/2003 05:17PM
Re: wartime ships David Lupton 04/20/2003 05:17PM
Re: wartime ships Douglas Struthers 04/20/2003 08:08PM


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