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Great Britain's Empire MacColl escort aircraft carriers

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HMS Empire MacColl:
HMS Empire MacColl
©IWM, FL-11418

Design

The Empire MacColl was converted from an oil tanker.

Ships

HMS Empire MacColl

  • Manufacturer: Cammell Laird
  • July 24, 1943: Launched.
  • November 1943: Completed.
  • Escorted Atlantic convoys.

Specifications

  Empire MacColl
Crew 122
Displacement  
Displacement - Loaded  
Physical Characteristics  
Length 481' 6"
146.76 m
Length - Water Line  
Length - Between Perpendiculars 463'
141.12 m
Beam  
Draft / Height 27' 9"
8.46 m
Draft / Height - Maximum  
Flight Deck 450' x 60'
137.16 m x 18.29 m
Performance  
Speed 11 knots
Range  
Armament  
Anti-Aircraft 4": 1
20 mm: 8
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