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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.1

Ships

HMS Empire MacAndrew

  • Manufacturer: Denny1
  • May 3, 1943: Launched.1
  • July 1943: Completed.1
  • Convoy escort in the Atlantic.1

HMS Empire MacDermott

  • Manufacturer: Denny1
  • January 24, 1944: Launched.1
  • March 1944: Completed.1
  • Convoy escort in the Atlantic.1

Specifications

  Empire MacAndrew class
Crew 1071
Displacement  
Displacement - Loaded  
Physical Characteristics  
Length 448' 6"1
136.7 m1
Length - Water Line  
Length - Between Perpendiculars 425'1
129.54 m1
Beam 56'1
17.07 m1
Draft / Height 24' 6"1
7.47 m1
Draft / Height - Maximum  
Flight Deck 400' x 60'1
121.92 m x 18.29 m1
Performance  
Speed 12.5 knots1
Range  
Armament  
Anti-Aircraft 4"1: 11
40 mm1: 21
20 mm1: 41
Aircraft 41
Armor  
Engines Burmeister & Wain 6 cylinder diesel1
Shafts 11
HP 3,3001
Oil  
Aircraft Fuel  

Sources:

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