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Great Britain's Empire MacKay escort aircraft carriers

Design

The Empire MacKay was converted from an oil tanker.

Ships

HMS Empire MacKay

  • Manufacturer: Harland & Wolff
  • June 17, 1943: Launched.
  • October 1943: Completed.
  • Escorted convoys in North Atlantic.

Specifications

  Empire MacKay
Crew 122
Displacement  
Displacement - Loaded  
Physical Characteristics  
Length 479' 6"
146.15 m
Length - Water Line  
Length - Between Perpendiculars 460'
140.21 m
Beam 61'
18.59 m
Draft / Height 27' 3"
8.31 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