Thursday, January 8, 2009

Canadian aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure pics

Aerial view of four RCN F2H-3 Banshee jets over the HMCS Bonaventure 1960

Majestic-class light fleet carrier, Royal Canadian Navy, 1957HMCS Bonaventure was a Majestic class aircraft carrier, originally laid down for the British Royal Navy as HMS Powerful. She served in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Forces Maritime Command from 1957 to 1970 and was the last aircraft carrier to serve Canada
Displacement: 16,000 tonnes
Length: 629.9 ft (192.0 m)
Beam: 79.9 ft (24.4 m)
Draught: 24.5 ft (7.5 m)
Propulsion: Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines, four Admiralty 3-drum type 350 psi (2.4 MPa) boilers, two shafts; 40,000 shp (30 MW)
Speed: 24.5 knots (45.4 km/h)
Complement: 1,200 (1,370 war)
Armament: 4 × 3 inch (2 barrelled) guns
8 × Bofors 40 mm guns
Aircraft carried: 34 MD F2H-3 Banshee jet fighters
Grumman CS2F Tracker ASW
Sikorsky HO4S helicopters


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