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Great Britain's Empire MacKay escort aircraft carriers

Design

The Empire MacKay was converted from an oil tanker.1

Ships

HMS Empire MacKay

  • Manufacturer: Harland & Wolff1
  • June 17, 1943: Launched.1
  • October 1943: Completed.1
  • Escorted convoys in North Atlantic.1

Specifications

  Empire MacKay
Crew 1221
Displacement  
Displacement - Loaded  
Physical Characteristics  
Length 479' 6"1
146.15 m1
Length - Water Line  
Length - Between Perpendiculars 460'1
140.21 m1
Beam 61'1
18.59 m1
Draft / Height 27' 3"1
8.31 m
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