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Great Britain's Empire MacAndrew class escort aircraft carriers

Photos

HMS Empire MacAndrew at Greenock on July 13, 1943:
HMS Empire MacAndrew at Greenock on July 13, 1943
©IWM, A-18026

Aircraft landing on HMS Empire MacAndrew on March 27, 1944:
Aircraft landing on HMS Empire MacAndrew on March 27, 1944
©IWM, A-22866
HMS Empire MacAndrew at Greenock on July 13, 1943:
HMS Empire MacAndrew at Greenock on July 13, 1943
©IWM, A-18027

Cleaning flight deck on HMS Empire MacAndrew on March 27, 1944:
Cleaning flight deck on HMS Empire MacAndrew on March 27, 1944
©IWM, A-22867
HMS Empire MacAndrew at Greenock on July 13, 1943:
HMS Empire MacAndrew at Greenock on July 13, 1943
©IWM, A-18028
HMS Empire MacAndrew at Greenock on July 13, 1943:
HMS Empire MacAndrew at Greenock on July 13, 1943
©IWM, A-18028

Design

The Empire MacAndrew class started out as grain carriers.

Ships

HMS Empire MacAndrew

  • Manufacturer: Denny
  • May 3, 1943: Launched.
  • July 1943: Completed.
  • Convoy escort in the Atlantic.

HMS Empire MacDermott

  • Manufacturer: Denny
  • January 24, 1944: Launched.
  • March 1944: Completed.
  • Convoy escort in the Atlantic.

Specifications

  Empire MacAndrew class
Crew 107
Displacement  
Displacement - Loaded  
Physical Characteristics  
Length 448' 6"
136.7 m
Length - Water Line  
Length - Between Perpendiculars 425'
129.54 m
Beam 56'
17.07 m
Draft / Height 24' 6"
7.47 m
Draft / Height - Maximum  
Flight Deck 400' x 60'
121.92 m x 18.29 m
Performance  
Speed 12.5 knots
Range  
Armament  
Anti-Aircraft 4": 1
40 mm: 2
20 mm: 4
Aircraft 4
Armor  
Engines Burmeister & Wain 6 cylinder diesel
Shafts 1
HP 3,300
Oil  
Aircraft Fuel  

Sources:

  1. The World's Aircraft Carriers 1914 - 1945, Roger Chesneau, 1986
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site