Yard No. 452
HMS BONAVENTURE

built by Greenock Dockyard Co Greenock in 1943

(BONAVENTURE)

HMS BONAVENTURE

Yard Number 452, was named BONAVENTURE when launched on Tuesday, 27/10/1942 by Greenock Dockyard Co Greenock , for Royal Navy.

Her main engines were built by JG Kincaid Greenock/Bauer/Wach , she was powered by 2 x steam triple expansion and exhaust turbine.

Other names she bore were: CLAN CAMPBELL. Her last recorded name was CLAN DAVIDSON (1948)

BONAVENTURE arrived for scrapping on 25/12/1961

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1943
Ship Type: Midget Sub Depot
Tonnage: 10423 disp | later 8067 grt | 3697 nrt
Length: 487 feet
Breadth: 63 feet
Draught: 30 feet
Owner History:
Royal Navy

Additional Information: Allocated CLAN CAMPBELL/CLAN DAVIDSON names but launched as BONAVENTURE.Completed by Scotts Greenock. Her X Craft were used in operations against TIRPITZ,SCHARNHORST and in the Far East,Japanese TAKO. As CLAN DAVIDSON was first Clan Line vessel to re
enter sevice following WW II. Scrapped in Hong Kong. For the majority of this information,grateful thanks to Vic McClymont.
Photo supplied by Bruce Biddulph
Previous update by Paul Strathdee