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HMS Bonaventure
Assault Ship
About this creation
HMS Bonaventure is an assault ship is based on the principles of a Landing Platform Dock vessel as a waterline model to the standard 10152 Maersk Sealand scale of 1:120. Ships of this type have a large internal well-dock which enables them to carry landing craft. By taking on water the ship lowers itself and floods the dock, thus enabling the landing craft to manoeuver in and out. The Bonaventure carries six landing craft in total, two of them on davits. She has weapon systems for self defence and carries helicopters. The ship carries a large number of Royal Marines to assault an enemy coast in the landing craft and helicopters.

NOTE: TO THE REVIEWER 'someguy': there have been three HMS Bonaventures but only one HMCS Bonaventure. I'm not Canadian so I use the HMS prefix. The ship is actually named after the Elizabeth Bonaventure, a 600-ton warship in the Elizabethan era which was used by Sir Francis Drake in his voyages (circa 1585) and also saw action against the Armada of 1588 (then commanded by Sir George Clifford). Also, HMCS is 'Her Majesty's Canadian Ship'.



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   From the aft starboard quarter



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   The helicopters on the flight deck. The yellow one is a SAR (search and rescue) unit.



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   Bows on.



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   One of the two Vulcan Phalanx type automated radar directed Gatling canon.



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   The portside midships crane.



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   One of the two landing craft utility (LCU) in the water.



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   The accomodation ladder and stage lowered.



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   The LCU at the stage.



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   The forrard armament.



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   The stern gate to the well dock.



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   The stern gate lowered with landing craft high and dry inside.



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   The empty well dock.



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   One of the LCUs and the LCTs (Landing Craft Tank) moored alongside.



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   An LCT with a truck on board.



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   The truck



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   The landing craft on manoeuvres.



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   My naval ships: HMSs Bonaventure and Locust and the training launch.



Comments

David Tabner
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mike gordo
  January 31, 2008
very nice i might try to build a ship like that before, all in all it is very nice! : )
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  April 28, 2007
wow! you are amazing with legos! I realy think that the mini detail is amazing! please come and reveiw my stuff, I'm working on getting my apache on
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  June 9, 2006
Hi David, You know, I really like your work, especially your ships, like your LPD here. You have a good eye for detail. Keep up the superb work!
 I like it 
  May 31, 2006
Real nice work David. Kinda looks like one of the megablocks battle cruisers things, but with a ton of great detail.
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  May 31, 2006
Again, very nice model with so many details at this scale. I do wish there was a technicque to get the bow more smoothed.
 
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