HMS Centaur (1916) CC  (5th)

This the fifth ship to carry the name HMS Centaur was a Light Cruiser. The lead ship of a class of two.

Built by Armstrong of Elswick, laid down 24-Jan-1915, launched 06-Jan-1916, and completed Aug-1916.

On completion joined the 5th Light Cruiser Squadron at Harwich, 1916-19, detached to the Baltic 1918-1919. To the Mediterranean 1919023. Returned to the UK and reserve at Devonport 1923-24. Refitted at Rosyth 1924-25. Served as Commodore (D) Atlantic Fleet 1925-32.

Into reserve at Portsmouth 1932. 

Sold Feb-1934 for breaking up at Troon.

Won the Battle Honour: Belgian Coast 1916-17.


Other HMS Centaur
- 1st  HMS Centaur
- 2nd HMS Centaur
- 3rd HMS Centaur
- 4th HMS Centaur
- 5th HMS Centaur
- 6th HMS Centaur

- Centaur Class (1916) CC
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This page last edited - 19 February, 2013.

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