H.M.S. Centaur (1916)

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H.M.S. Centaur (1916)
Pendant Number: 36 (Sep 1915)
34 (Jan 1918)
10 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Ordered: 1914-15 Programme[3]
Laid down: 24 Jan, 1915[4]
Launched: 6 Jan, 1916[5]
Commissioned: Aug, 1916[6]
Sold: Feb, 1934[7]
Fate: Broken up

Service

Centaur recommissioned at Malta on 19 June, 1920.[8]

She paid off at Devonport on 4 October, 1923.[9]

Centaur was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 4 September, 1930 for duty as flagship for destroyers of the Atlantic Fleet.[10]

Alterations

Centaur and her sister Concord were among the first light cruisers to be completed with a director.[11] They also had the first Evershed Bearing Indicator installations for light cruisers, possibly upon completion.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 48.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 743.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 223.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). pp. 222, 223.
  11. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  12. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. p. 29.
  13. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392g.
  14. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 754.
  16. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  17. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  18. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 372.
  19. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 372.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  21. Burke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 138.
  22. Burke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 138.
  23. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 190.
  24. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 190.
  25. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  26. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  27. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  28. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 222.
  30. Lyon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 480.
  31. Lyon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 480.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Admiralty, Gunnery Branch (1918). Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. C.B. 1456. Copy No. 10 at Admiralty Library, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
  • Admiralty, Technical History Section (1919). The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships. Vol. 3, Part 23. C.B. 1515 (23) now O.U. 6171/14. At The National Archives. ADM 275/19.


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