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CENTURION

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

King George V

Grouping

2nd Battle Squadron

Command

Builder's Yard

HM dockyard, Devenport

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

16.01.1911

Launch Date

18.11.1911

Completed date

Commission date

22.05.1913

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Ajax, KGV, Audacious

Eventual Fate

Sunk as a blockship as part of the Normandy invasion Mulberry Harbour 7th June 1944.

Jutland result

Fired four salvoes at Lützow before her line of fire was blocked by Orion.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Michael Culme-Seymour, M.V.O.

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

782

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

25,500

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

576,6

Length (mtrs)

182.12

Beam (ft)

89

Beam (mtrs)

27

Draught (ft)

28,8

Draught (mtrs)

8.74

Max. Speed (knots)

21

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

Armour Main Belt

12

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Dreyer Mk 11

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

13.5" BL Mk V gunscs

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

10

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

4" BL Mk VII guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

16

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

4 x 47 mm

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

No. tubes

3

Torpedo Type MM

21" Whitehead

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

submerged

References & sources