Haze Gray Mystery Picture #154 Answer


Can You Identify This Ship?

This is the Royal Navy second class battleship Centurion.

Centurion and her sister Barfleur were smaller versions of the Royal Sovereign class ships, built for service on China and Pacific stations. They carried a main armament of four 10" guns, reduced from four 13.5" weapons in the corresponding first class battleships. Centurion is distinguished from her sister by the four curved ventilation cowls extending forward of the funnels; Barfluer had two larger, vertical cowls.

Centurion was completed in 1894 and served on China station until 1905, with a reconstruction at Portsmouth in 1903-1905. After 1905 she had periods in reserve, and was sold for scrapping in 1910, after only 16 years' service.

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