Apr 2

International Navy History Photo of the Week: HMCS Bonaventure (CVL-22)

Friday, April 2, 2010 12:01 AM


HMCS Bonaventure, a 19,000 ton light fleet Aircraft carrier of the British Majestic Class, was affectionately known as " Bonnie", or "Club 22". "Bonnie" was Canada's last Aircraft carrier. Commissioned in 1956, "Bonnie" incorporated an angled flight deck and a steam catapult. Capable of Arctic operations, the ship carried Banshees, Trackers and Sea King helicopters while in service.

Any Bonaventure sailors care to tell any sea stories?

  • Andrik

    Bravo BONNIE! I lave Canada!