Cruiser


HMS Bonaventure


TypeSecond Class Cruiser
ClassAstraea Class
Ships in ClassAstraea, Bonaventure, Cambrian, Charybdis, Flora, Forte, Fox, Hermione
Built1892 in Devonport Dockyard
Speed18 Knots
Weight4,360 tons
Armament2 x 6 inch Guns, 8 x 4.7inch Guns, 10 x 6 pdr, 1 x 3pdr, 4 Torpedo Tubes
Crew318
FateSold in 1920
NotesBonaventure was the first ship to be launched in the class. She served on the Pacific Station for most of her career, but was converted into submarine depot ship in 1907 in which role she remained throughout WW1


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by Stephen Luscombe