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HMCS Bonaventure
Country Canada
Service 1941-1956
Branch Royal Canadian Navy
Current Status Scrapped
Type Implacable-class aircraft carrier
Engagements/Battle Honours Battle of Bengkulu
Battle of the South China Sea

HMCS Bonaventure (R C02) was an Implacable-class aircraft carrier of the Royal Canadian Navy which served during World War II. It was the first aircraft carrier to be built in Canada.

In early 1943, the Bonaventure would be damaged by Japanese aircraft during an attack on a Japanese base near Bengkulu.[1]. Bonaventure would spend several months docked at Darwin undergoing repairs.[2]

In June 1943, the Bonaventure and Vimy Ridge were part of the Allied naval forces providing support to Allied troops invading French Indochina.[3]

Due to damage sustained in the Second World War, the Bonaventure was unable to be modernized like its sister ship, the Vimy Ridge and ended up being scrapped in the 1950s.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chapter 330
  2. Chapter 333
  3. Chapter 365

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