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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.1

Ships

HMS Empire MacColl

  • Manufacturer: Cammell Laird1
  • July 24, 1943: Launched.1
  • November 1943: Completed.1
  • Escorted Atlantic convoys.1

Specifications

  Empire MacColl
Crew 1221
Displacement  
Displacement - Loaded  
Physical Characteristics  
Length 481' 6"1
146.76 m1
Length - Water Line  
Length - Between Perpendiculars 463'1
141.12 m1
Beam  
Draft / Height 27' 9"1
8.46 m1
Draft / Height - Maximum  
Flight Deck 450' x 60'1
137.16 m x 18.29 m1
Performance  
Speed 11 knots1
Range  
Armament  
Anti-Aircraft 4"1: 11
20 mm1: 81
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