Light Fleet Aircraft Carriers
CENTAUR CLASS

HMS Bulwark Badge HMS Albion Badges HMS Centaur Badge

 

The following bio's are not meant to show the complete history of the three ships
as and when more information becomes available then it will be placed under the relevant section. As regards the Albion Class of LPDs L14 and L15 some brief details are given at L14&L15 Both launches were attended by Association members. Current information on both ships is given on the ships own websites.

SHIP

LAUNCHED

BUILDER

CENTAUR 22nd April 1947 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast
ALBION 6th May 1947 Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
BULWARK 22nd June 1948 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast
 
Displacement 22,000 tons
Length 737 ft. 9 ins
Beam 90 ft (123 ft. Flight Deck)
Draught 26 ft
Speed 28 Knots
Armament Twenty-six 40mm AA, four 3 pdr
Aircraft 45
Complement c.1,350 (with Squadrons embarked)