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Great Britain's Empire MacCabe escort aircraft carrier

Design

The Empire MacCabe was converted from an oil tanker.

Ships

HMS Empire MacCabe

  • Manufacturer: Swan Hunter
  • May 18, 1943: Launched.
  • December 1943: Completed.
  • Spring 1944: Escorted convoys in Atlantic.

Specifications

  Empire MacCabe
Crew 122
Physical Characteristics  
Length 485' 9"
148.06 m
Length - Between Perpendiculars 463'
141.12 m
Beam 61' 9"
18.82 m
Draft / Height 27' 6"
8.38 m
Flight Deck 450' x 60'
137.16 m x 18.29 m
Performance  
Speed 11 knots
Armament  
Anti-Aircraft 4": 1
20 mm: 8
Aircraft 4
Armor  
Engines Doxford 4 cylinder diesel
Shafts 1
HP 3,300

Sources:

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