Ship Class [ Centaur-class ] Ships-in-Class [ 4 ]Ship Names:HMS Centaur (R06); HMS Albion (R07); HMS Bulwark (R08); HMS Hermes (R12); HMS Monmouth (cancelled); HMS Polyphemus (cancelled); HMS Arrogant (cancelled); HMS Elephant (renamed as HMS Hermes R12)
United Kingdom; India (INS Viraat R22)
- Aircraft / Offshore Support
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
775 ft (236.22 m)
Width / Beam:
148 ft (45.11 m)
Height / Draught:
27.8 ft (8.47 m)
2 x Parson steam turbines developing 76,000 shaft-horsepower.
28 kts (32 mph)
6,995 nm (8,050 miles; 12,955 km)
10 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns
2 x Sea Cat short-range surface-to-air missile launchers.
28 x aircraft made up of fixed-wing and rotary-wing types; to include the BAe Sea Harrier VTOL fighters (28) or de Havilland Sea Vixen (12), Blackburn Buccaneer (7) and Fairey Gannet aircraft (5) and Westland Wessex helicopters (6).
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