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H.M.S. Centaur (RO6)

H.M.S. Centaur (RO6)

Light Fleet Aircraft Carrier, 24,000 tonnes.
Launched in 1947.
Commissioned in 1953.
Scrapped in 1973 at Cairn Ryan.

Photograph shows Whirlwind helicopter landing on deck.

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Cockroach City.Spent a couple of years on her in the early sixties in a mess deck holding approx.110 people not a pleasant experience.David Attenborough would have had a field day on her.
Regards Brian
 

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I've always had the impression that Centaur was the black sheep of the family, Bulwark, Albion & half sister Hermes seemed to have had more productive and high profiled careers? but i might be wrong ?
 

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She only had a short life of about 12 years before she paid off and became an accomodation ship for a couple of years prior to going to scrap.
 

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