H.M.S. Bonaventure (1892)

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H.M.S. Bonaventure (1892)
Pendant Number: N.41 (1914)
N.11 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Devonport Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: Naval Defence Act of 1889[3]
Launched: 2 Dec, 1892[4]
Commissioned: 5 Jul, 1894[5]
Sold: 12 Apr, 1920[6]
Fate: Scrapped

H.M.S. Bonaventure was completed in 1894 as one of eight Astræa class cruisers, but served as a submarine depot ship in the Great War.

Service

Bonaventure was refitted as a depôt ship by April, 1907.

She re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 15 October, 1912.[7]

In mid-1913, she was in Harwich supporting the Sixth Submarine Flotilla and Seventh Submarine Flotilla.[8]

She paid off 17 October, 1919[9] and was sold on 12 April, 1920, to the Forth Ship Breaking Company, Bo'ness.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 77.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 77.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 77.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 77.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 285.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 286.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 735.
  10. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293..
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  12. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  13. Inglefield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 199.
  14. Inglefield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 199.
  15. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 615.
  16. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 615.
  17. Montgomerie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 343.
  18. Montgomerie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 343.
  19. Graves-Sawle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 551.
  20. Graves-Sawle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 551.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 286.
  22. Goodrich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 537.
  23. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 95.
  24. Goodrich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 537.
  25. Goodrich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 537.
  26. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 285.
  27. Torlesse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1314.
  28. Brandt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 225.
  29. Brandt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 225.
  30. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 286.
  31. Brandt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 225.
  32. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 286.
  33. Brandt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 225.
  34. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392l.
  35. Donaldson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 230.
  36. Donaldson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 230.
  37. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391v.
  38. Laurence Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/175. f. 579.
  39. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 744.
  40. Laurence Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/175. f. 579.
  41. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  42. de Burgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/314. f. ?.
  43. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 744.
  44. Byron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/315. f. 169.
  45. The Navy List. (October, 1919). p. 744.
  46. Byron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/315. f. 169.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.


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