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Name: CENTAUR
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 24/01/1915
Launched: 06/01/1916
Completed: 26/08/1916
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 888
Dimensions: 3828disp - 4950disp, 420.0 x 41.5 x 13.5(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 40000shp
Engines by: Vickers Ltd, Barrow
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 28.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 5 x 1 x 6.0ins, 2 x 1 x 3.0ins, 2 x 3pdr guns; 2 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
26/08/1916 British Royal Navy
06/03/1934 Broken up
Comments: Built using materials originally intended for two cruisers for Turkey
A member of the Centaur sub class of the C Class of light cruisers
02/1934: Sold to West of Scootland Shipbreaking Co for breaking up
06/03/1934: Arrived at Troon for breaking up


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum