HMS Centaur

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
HMS Centaur
Vessel Type: 
Cruiser
GRT: 
3,750
Arrival Date: 
06/03/1934
Original Builder: 
Armstrong, Whitworth & Company, High Walker
Original Yard No.: 
888
Other Information: 

'C'-Class Light Cruiser HMS Centaur
 
24-01-1915  :  Laid Down
06-01-1916  :  Launched
Augst 1916  :  Completed
 
Tonnage  :  3,750 tons
 
Dimensions  :  136 m  x  13 m  x  4.5 m
 
Complement  :  329 - 336
 
Propulsion  :  Parsons Steam Turbines driving quaduple screwshafts with steam from 8 x Yarrow Boilers
Power        :  40,000 SHP
Speed         :  28.5 knots
 
Armaments :  5 x 6 inch Deck Guns : 2 x 3 inch Deck Guns :  2 x 2-pounder Guns :  1 x machine gun :  2 x 21" T.T.
 
On being commissioned into the Royal Navy, HMS Centaur was assigned to the 5th Light Cruiser Flotilla operating with the Harwich Force defending the Eastern approaches to the English Channel. 
On 05-06-1917 she sank the German Torpedo Boat S 20 in the Channel.
 
On 13-06-1918, she was damaged by a mine but survived the War.  Served as Commodore (D) Atlantic Fleet from 1925 through 1932.  Placed in Reserve at Portsmouth in 1932.
 
Considered to be obselete, she was sold in February 1934 to the West of Scootland Shipbreaking Company of Troon, where she arrived on 6th March 1934.

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