HMS Powerful

UK Royal Navy

1957 to 1970 - CA Canadian Armed Forces - CVL 22 HMCS Bonaventure    



   


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Call Sign: MKGZ


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History of UK HMS Powerful

1943-nov-27Laid downoriginally as Colossus class hull
1945-feb-27Launchedas HMS Powerful
1946construction suspended until 1952
1952-aprFate: transferedsold to Royal Canadian Navy

History of CA CVL 22 HMCS Bonaventure

1957-jan-17Commissionedinto RCN as HMCS Bonaventure
1961AircraftAir group included up to 13 Sikorsky HO4S-3 in anti submarine role
1963Refit4 month refit in early 1963, enabling the CHSS-2 to replace the HO4S-3 in the anti-submarine role from 1964.
1966-aprRefitCADavie Shipbuilding Half-Life refit Fitted Fresnel Landing Aid and Dutch radar systems, improved sea keeping and aircraft handling arrangements.
1967-nov-30AircraftBermuda area CH-124 Sea King 4002 accident off Bermuda
1970-jul-3Decommissioned
1971Fate: scrappedcomponents removed, then hull scrapped in Taiwan. Her anchor is feature of a memorial in Halifax.

Specifications

   

    from Majestic class
18000full load (tn)
211.80length (m)
24.40beam (m)
7.20draught (m)
12000range (nm)
25max speed (knots)
40000power (shp)



Builder

   

UK Harland and Wolff, Belfast