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  • CVL 22 HMCS Bonaventure

    CA Canadian Armed Forces

    - UK Royal Navy - HMS Powerful    

    1957 to 1970    


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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-aprRefitDavie Shipbuilding Half-Life refit Fitted Fresnel Landing Aid and Dutch radar systems, improved sea keeping and aircraft handling arrangements.
    1967-nov-30AircraftBermuda area Accident CH-124 Sea King 4002 accident off Bermuda
    1971Fate: scrappedcomponents removed, then hull scrapped in Taiwan. Her anchor is feature of a memorial in Halifax.



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



        Typical Max
    CA Royal Canadian Navy (1945-1968) Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King 06
    CA CAF Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King 06
    CA Royal Canadian Navy (1945-1968) Sikorsky S-55 H-19 013

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

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