Allied Warships

HMS Bonaventure (F 139)

Submarine Depot Ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine Depot Ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 139 
Built byGreenock Dockyard Co. Ltd. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched27 Oct 1942 
CommissionedJan 1943 
End service 
History

Displacement: 10423 tons.
Armament: 2 4" AA guns, 12 20mm AA.
Speed: 16 knots.

Depot ship for midget submarines.

Initialy served in home waters but went to the far east later in the war.

 

Commands listed for HMS Bonaventure (F 139)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. William Eric Banks, DSC, RN8 Nov 194216 Apr 1943
2A/Capt. Philip Quellyn Roberts, RN16 Apr 194318 Jan 1944
3Cdr. (retired) William Richmond Fell, DSC, OBE, RN18 Jan 1944Nov 1946

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