HMS Bonaventure

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HMS Bonaventure

HMS Bonaventure was built at Devonport Dockyard and launched 2nd December 1892 and completed 5th July 1894  served  in the Pacific Squadron, returning in |May 1906 to Devonport to be paid off.  Went to Haulbowline Dockyard, Cork, Ireland to be converted into a depot ship for submarines. this work was completed in April 1907. and serve din World war One as a submarine depot ship,. after the war was finally scrapped in 1920

Displacement: 4,360 tons.    I.H.P: 7,500    Length: 320 feet.    Beam: 49 ft 6 ins.   Depth: 19 ft.    Speed: 18 - 19.5 knots.     Complement: 318.   Armament: Two 6 in quick firing guns, eight 4.7 in quick firing guns, ten 6 pdr quick firers, one 3pdr quick firer and four 18 in torpedo tubes.

HMS Bonaventure - Name History

The eighteenth ?Bonaventure? is a 10-gun twin-screw cruiser, launched at Devonport in 1892.  She is of 4360 tons, 9000 horsepower, and 19 knots speed.  Her length, speed, and draught were 320ft, 50ft, and 21ft.  In 1900 the ?Bonaventure? commanded by Captain Robert A Montgomerie, played a minor part in the third China war or ?Boxer Rising.? She was subsequently converted into a sea-going submarine depot.

HMS Bonaventure pictured at anchor

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HMS Bonaventure c1904 in Vancouver Harbour, British Columbia

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The crew of HMS Bonaventure, c.1898

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HMS Bonaventure, June, 1895

Arthur James Jackman with his wife Mary Amelia Goddard on their marriage day 25th September 1915, 3 months before his death on the submarine E 6, on the 26th December 1915.  Sent in by his grandson Alan Jackman.

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Arthur James Jackman, crew member of HMS Bonaventure.  Sent in by his grandson Alan Jackman.

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Arthur James Jackman with other crew of HMS Bonaventure.  Sent in by his grandson Alan Jackman.

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