HMS Centurion (1650)

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Name: HMS Centurion
Builder: Peter Pett I, Ratcliffe
Launched: 1650
Fate: Wrecked, 1689
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Fourth rate frigate
Tons burthen: 531 long tons (539.5 t)
Length: 104 ft (31.7 m) (keel)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 6 in (3.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 40 guns (1660); 48 guns (1677)

HMS Centurion was a 40-gun fourth rate frigate of the English Royal Navy, originally built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England by Peter Pett I at Ratcliffe, and launched in 1650. By 1677 her armament had been increased to 48 guns.[1]

Centurion was wrecked in 1689.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 160.


  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.