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HMS Centurion - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Centurion

Name : HMS Centurion
Laid Down : 16th January 1911
Launched : 18th November 1911
Completed : May 1913
Type : Battleship
Class : King George V
Builder : Devonport
Country : UK
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Fate : Sunk as breakwater 9th June 1944.

HMS Centurion served at the Battle of Jutland. and remained in service until 1924. Used as radio controlled target ship from April 1925 to June 1927. At the outbreak of the second world war she became a repair ship, then a dummy battleship (disguised as HMS Anson) in June 1942. She was eventually broken up in 1945 after being run aground as a breakwater at Normandy on 9th June 1944.

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HMS Centurion, July 1924.


HMS Centurion, August 1924.


HMS Centurion.


HMS Centurion, 1928.


HMS Centurion, 1928.


HMS Centurion, June 1929.


HMS Centurion, October 1937.


HMS Centurion, October 1937.


HMS Centurion


HMS Centurion Photographed circa 1912


HMS Centurion


HMS Centurion being used as Target Ship


HMS Centurion as a target ship, Malta.


HMS Centurion as a target ship.


HMS Centurion prepared as a target ship.


HMS Centurion as a target ship.


HMS Centurion.

Timeline Entries :


16th January 1911 - Laid down at Plymouth Dockyard
18th November 1911 - Launched
February 1913 - Completed
15th April 1914 - Arrived Portsmouth
8th August 1914 - 2nd Battle Squadron in Home Waters
27th October 1914 - Sailed Greenock
16th December 1914 - Participated in the Scarborough Raid
February 1915 - Refit
31st May 1916 - Capt. M. Culme-Seymour in Command
31st May 1916 - Took part in the Battle of Jutland
August 1916 - Refit
1919 - Mediterranean
1st June 1919 - 4th Battle Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet
12th May 1921 - Reduced complement at Malta
10th December 1921 - Arrived Port Said
25th December 1921 - Arrived Alexandria
19th May 1923 - At Chanak
1924 - Decommissioned
26th July 1924 - Fleet Review at Spithead
1926 - Converted to a target ship
1927 - Used As A Target Ship
27th July 1928 - Capt. R.C. Hamilton in Command
1st October 1932 - Cmdr. G. B. Smith in Command
1st October 1932 - In reserve. Portsmouth
5th April 1933 - Placed into dockyard hands at Portsmouth for refit
6th April 1933 - Cdr. F.S.W. de Winton Assumed Command
6th April 1933 - Cdr. B.A.W. Warburton-Lee Relinquished Command
1st June 1933 - Recommissioned
1st June 1933 - Cdr. F.S.W. de Winton in Command
10th June 1933 - Completed refit at Portsmouth
15th January 1934 - Sailed Plymouth for the Mediterranean
15th January 1934 - Capt. G.R.S. Watkins in Command
19th January 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
20th January 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
20th January 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
24th January 1934 - Arrived Malta
1st September 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
21st October 1934 - Sailed Invergordon for Plymouth
1st January 1935 - Capt. I.M. Palmer Assumed Command
1st January 1935 - Capt. M.G.B. Legge relinquished Command
9th January 1935 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
9th January 1935 - Sailed Plymouth for the Mediterranean
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
19th January 1935 - Arrived Malta
23rd April 1935 - Arrived Plymouth
3rd July 1935 - Arrived Plymouth
28th April 1937 - Recommissioned as a target ship in the Fleet Firing Service
28th April 1937 - Capt W.N.T. Beckett in Command
28th May 1937 - Arrived Portland
14th July 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
9th October 1937 - Sailed Invergordon for Plymouth
12th September 1938 - Sailed Portsmouth for Invergordon
9th January 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
13th January 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
19th January 1939 - Arrived Malta
14th May 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
August 1939 - Fleet Target Service, Home Fleet
3rd September 1939 - Fleet Target Service, Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
3rd September 1939 - At Plymouth, Scapa Flow
9th June 1944 - Scuttled
9th June 1944 - Sunk as a breakwater at Arromanches

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Last edited : 15:49, October 12, 2012
By : DataStream

First Added : 13:09, January 29, 2011
By : kc


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