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Great Britain's Empire MacMahon escort aircraft carrier

Design

The Empire MacMahon was converted from an oil tanker.1

Ships

HMS Empire MacMahon

  • Manufacturer: Swan Hunter1
  • July 2, 1943: Launched.1
  • December 1943: Completed.1
  • Escorted convoys in Atlantic.1

Specifications

  Empire MacMahon
Crew 1221
Physical Characteristics  
Length 483'1
147.22 m1
Length - Between Perpendiculars 460'1
140.21 m1
Beam 59'1
17.981
Draft / Height 27' 6"1
17.98 m1
Flight Deck 450' x 60'1
137.16 m x 18.29 m1
Performance  
Speed 11 knots1
Armament  
Anti-Aircraft 4"1: 11
20 mm1: 81
Aircraft 41
Armor  
Engines Werkspoor 8 cylinder diesel1
Shafts 11
HP 3,3001

Sources:

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