Displacement: 20,000 tons full load
Dimensions: 192.02 x 24.38 x 7.62 meters (630 x 80 x 25 feet)
Propulsion: Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines, 4
Admiralty 3-drum type 350 psi boilers,
2 shafts, 40,000 hp, 24.5 knots
Crew: 1,200 / 1,370 (war)
Aviation: 214.58 x 34.29 metres (704 x 112.5 feet) flightdeck,
34 aircraft: McDonnel Banshee jets,
Grumman Tracker ASW patrol aircraft, Sikorsky H04-S-3 helos (standard airwing
of 8 Banshee, 12 Tracker, + several helos)
Radar: SPS 12 air search, SPS 8 height finding,
Armament: 4 3"/50 twin mounts, 3 6 Pdr. saluting guns.
After 1967 refit:
Aviation: 214.58 x 34.29 metres (704 x 112.5 feet)
flightdeck, 21 aircraft: Grumman Tracker
ASW patrol aircraft, Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King helos, 1 Sikorsky H04-S-3 helo
*(Banshees absent after 1961 role-change to ASW carrier)
Armament: 2 3"/50 twin mounts, 3 6 Pdr. saluting guns.
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||HMCS BONAVENTURE, fresh from her 1967-68 refit. Note the presence of
the Sea Kings at the stern, and the absence of Banshees or the forward 3"/50
guns and their sponsons. ('68) DND photo.
||BONAVENTURE after her 1961 role change to ASW carrier, but before her
1967 refit.. The aircraft on deck are all Trackers; note the forward 3"/50
is present in this photo as opposed to the previous photo. The Sea Kings had
not yet entered the fleet at this point in time. DND photo, Courtesy of Bill
||A painting of BONAVENTURE during the early period when she carried Banshees.
The starboard 3"/50 forward gun is visible just ahead of the bridge, and
a Sikorsky H04-S is flying off the port side as a plane guard. Painting by
||A photo of BONAVENTURE taken during the same period as the painting
above. Again, note the appearance of Banshees and the forward 3"/50 guns and
the associated sponsons. DND photo.
||HMS POWERFUL, as she appeared when laid up after the Second World War.
Courtesy of Paul Silverstone.
||BONAVENTURE with a deck load of Sea Kings and Trackers, after her 1967
refit. DND photo, Courtesy of Dave Shirlaw.