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  HMS Centaur  
1953 - 1965 .

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HMS Centaur

Class

Centaur Class

Builder

Harland & Wolff

Laid down

30 May 1944

Launched

22 April 1947

Commissioned

1 September 1953

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20. July 1954 - 23. February 1955
Mediterranean
806 NAS Sea Hawk FB.3 (9) 161-173 C
810 NAS Sea Fury FB.11 (9) 100-111 C
820 NAS Avenger AS.6  (6) 371-378 C
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.3 (1)

976-978 C

806 NAS was from 16. July 1954 till 23. February 1955 on Board
820 NAS was from 16. July 1954 till 2. February 1955 on Board, it was replaced on 14. February through 814 NAS
 

 

 

 

Ship's Flight    
last update 1 November 2011
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Grand Harbour, Malta
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15. March 1955 - 6. June 1955
Mediterranean
803 NAS Sea Hawk FB.3 141-152 C
806 NAS Sea Hawk FGA.4 (9) 161-173 C
814 NAS Avenger AS.5 381-388 C
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.3 (1)

976-978 C

806 NAS was from 26. April 1955 till 27. May 1955 on Board
 

 

814 NAS
 

 

Ship's Flight    
last update 5. November 2016
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31. August 1955 - 4. November 1955
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803 NAS Sea Hawk FB.3 141-152 C
806 NAS Sea Hawk FGA.4 (9) 161-173 C
814 NAS Avenger AS.5 381-388 C
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.3 (1)

976-978 C

 

 

814 NAS
 

 

Ship's Flight    
last update 5. November 2016
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10. January 1956 - 16.May 1956
Far East
801 NAS Sea Hawk 116-127 C
811 NAS Sea Hawk FB.3 240-251 C
820 NAS Gannet AS.1 (9) 321-329 C
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.3 (1)

976-978 C

 

 

801 NAS 820 NAS
 

 

Ship's Flight    
last update 1 November 2011
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June 1956 - August 1958

RNB Devonport
Installation of two 42 m BS4 18,000 kg steam catapults forward, the removal of the Bofors guns on the flight deck, improved Air Operations facilities and the addition of a Type 963 blind-landing radome at the rear of the island. Some work was also done on a further slight extension on the port-side, to enable a six degree angled flight deck to be used.Her arrestor cables were not upgraded at this stage however. This was rectified in her 1960-61 refit when five 16,000 kg arrestor wires were fitted.

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1958
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800 NAS 29.11.59 - 2.12.58 Sea Hawk FGA.6 (?) 100-111 R
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.5 (1)

976-978 C

 

 

Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
23. January 1959 - 23. March 1959
Mediterranen
801 NAS Sea Hawk FGA.6 (14) 115-128 C
845 NAS Whirlwind HAS.7 390-397 -
849 NAS D flight Skyraider AEW.1 (4) 426-429 C
891 NAS 23. Jan. 59 - 23. Mar. 59 Sea Venom FAW-22 435-444 C
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.5 (1)

976-978 C

 

 

845 NAS 849 NAS
 

 

891 NAS Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
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29. April 1959 - 25. April 1960
Far East
801 NAS Sea Hawk FGA.6 (14) 115-128 C
810 NAS Gannet AS.4 (6) 230-236 C
849 NAS D flight Skyraider AEW.1 (4) 426-429 CC
891 NAS 29. Apr. 59 - 25. Apr. 60 Sea Venom FAW-21 435-444 C
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.5 (1)

976-978 C

 

 

810 NAS 849 NAS
 

 

891 NAS Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
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14. June 1960 - 22. July 1960
Mediterranen
801 NAS 14.6.60 - 26.7.60 Sea Hawk FGA.6 (14) 115-128 C
810 NAS 13.6.60 - 12.7.60 Gannet AS.4 (6) 230-236 C
891 NAS 12. Jun 60 - 22. Jul. 60 Sea Venom FAW-22 435-444 C
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.5 (1)

976-978 C

 

 

810 NAS 891 NAS
 

 

Ship's Flight    
last update 1 November 2011
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September 1960 - March 1961
RNB Portsmouth
Upgrading of the arrestor wires were fitted and additional air-conditioning units installed.
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10. April 1961 - 1. September 1961
Mediterranean / Persian Gulf
807 NAS Scimitar F.1 (8) 190-198 C
824 NAS Whirlwind HAS.7 (8) 330-338 C
849 NAS A flight Gannet AEW.3 (4) 420-423 C
893 NAS 10. Apr. 61 - 1. Sep. 61 Sea Vixen FAW.1 (9) 455-468 C
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.5 (1)

976-978 C

Port Calls at: Gibraltar 13. April 1961, Malta 29. April 1961, Messina 19. May 1961, Malta 25. May 1961, Barcelona 2. June 1961, Toulon, Gibraltar 14. June 1961, Aden 9. July 1961, Suez 20. August 1961

 

 

824 NAS 849 NAS
 

 

Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
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20. October 1961 - 14. May 1962
Far East
807 NAS Scimitar F.1 (8) 190-198 C
824 NAS Whirlwind HAS.7 (8) 330-338 C
849 NAS A flight Gannet AEW.3 (4) 420-423 C
893 NAS 20. Oct. 61 - 14. May 62 Sea Vixen FAW.1 (9) 455-468 C
Ships Flight Whirlwind HAS.7 (1) 976-978 C

Port Calls at: Gibraltar 31. October 1961, Toulon, Marasxlokk 12. November 1961, Mombassa 1. December 1961, Aden 31. December 1961, Hong Konk 17. January 1962, Singapore 31. December 1962, Aden, Lankawi 10. Marc 1962, Aden 23. March 1962, Istanbul 7. April 1962, Tripolis 12. April 1962, Malta 18. April 1962, Gibraltar 9. May 1962,

 

 

824 NAS 849 NAS
 

 

Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
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May 1962 - 1962
Yardtime
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19. Juni 1962 - 5. July 1962
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824 NAS Whirlwind HAS.7 330-338 C
849 NAS A flight Gannet AEW.3 (4) 420-423 C
893 NAS 22. Jun. 62 - 5. Jul. 62 Sea Vixen FAW.1 (12) 455-468 C
Ships Flight Whirlwind HAS.7 (1) 976-978 C
 

 

849 NAS
 

 

   
last update 1 November 2011
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12. July 1962 - 25. October 1962
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824 NAS Whirlwind HAS.7 330-338 C
849 NAS A flight Gannet AEW.3 (4) 420-423 C
893 NAS 12. Jul. 62 - 25. Oct. 62 Sea Vixen FAW.1 (12) 455-468 C
Ships Flight Whirlwind HAS.7 (1) 976-978 C
 

 

849 NAS
 

 

   
last update 1 November 2011
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27. November 1962 - 22. January 1963
Yardtime / Repais after the Exposion in the A Boilerroom from the 19. November 1962
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22. January 1963 - 14. February 1962
Mediterranean
824 NAS Whirlwind HAS.7 330-338 C
849 NAS A flight Gannet AEW.3 (4) 420-423 C
893 NAS 22. Jan. 63 - 14. Feb. 62 Sea Vixen FAW.1 (12) 455-468 C
Ships Flight Whirlwind HAS.7 (1) 976-978 C
 

 

849 NAS
 

 

   
last update 1 November 2011
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21. February 1963 - 22. May 1963
Far East
824 NAS Whirlwind HAS.7 330-338 C
849 NAS A flight Gannet AEW.3 (4) 420-423 C
893 NAS 21. Feb. 63 - 15. May 63 Sea Vixen FAW.1 (12) 455-468 C
Ships Flight Whirlwind HAS.7 (1) 976-978 C
893 NAS was from 21. February 1963 til 15. May 1963on Board
 

 

849 NAS
 

 

   
last update 1 November 2011
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25. May 1963 - 6. June 1963
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??? NAS ? ?
849 NAS A flight Gannet AEW.3 (4) 420-423 C
??? NAS ? ?
Ships Flight Whirlwind HAS.7 (1) 976-978 C
 

 

8?? NAS 849 NAS 8?? NAS
 

 

   
last update 1 November 2011
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22. December 1963 - 20. December 1964
Far East
815 NAS Wessex HAS.1 (6) 300-307 C
849 NAS B flight Gannet AEW.3 (4) 425-428 C
892 NAS 21. Dec. 1963 - 19. Dec. 64 Sea Vixen FAW.1 (12) 207-219 C
Ships Flight Whirlwind HAS.7 (1) 976-978 C
815 NAS was from 16. January 1964 til 20. December 1964 on Board
 

 

815 NAS 849 NAS
 

 

   
last update 1 November 2011
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1965 - March 1965
Yardtime / refit
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8. April 1965 - 27. July 1965
Mediterranean
??? NAS ? ?
849 NAS B flight Gannet AEW.3 (4) 425-428 C
892 NAS 8. Apr. 65 - 27. Jul.65 Sea Vixen FAW.1 (12) 207-219 C
Ships Flight Whirlwind HAS.7 (1) 976-978 C
 

 

8?? NAS 849 NAS
 

 

   
last update 1 November 2011
RNB
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Decommissioned

December 1965


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last update 1. Februay 2013

written 1. November 2011

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