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"MAC-SHIPS" (merchant aircraft carriers) (EMPIRE MACALPINE) (19, 1934 - 1937 / 1943 - 1944, 1943 - 1944)


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Empire MacAlpine 1943

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Empire MacAlpine MH 268 Burntisland 11.8.1942 23.12.1942 14.4.1943 sold mercantile 1945
Empire MacKendrick MO 277 Burntisland ? 29.9.1943 12.1943 sold mercantile 1945


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

7950BRT

Empire MacAndrew class: 7950BRT

Empire MacRae class: 8250BRT

Empire MacCabe: 9249BRT

Empire MacColl: 9133BRT

Empire MacKay: 8908BRT

Empire MacMahon: 8856BRT

8000BRT

Displacement full, t

12000

12000

~12000

16256

Length, m

139.9

Empire MacAndrew class: 136.7

Empire MacRae class: 136.1

Empire MacCabe: 148.1

Empire MacColl: 146.8

Empire MacKay: 146.1

Empire MacMahon: 147.2

Alexia, Rapana, Miralda, Macoma, Gadila: 146.6

Acavus, Ancylus, Amastra, Adula: 147.1

Breadth, m

18.3

Empire MacAndrew class: 17.1

Empire MacRae class: 17.6

Empire MacCabe: 18.8

Empire MacColl: 18.4

Empire MacKay: 18.6

Empire MacMahon: 17.9

18.0

Draught, m

7.47

Empire MacAndrew class: 7.54

Empire MacRae class: 7.47

Empire MacCabe, Empire MacColl, Empire MacMahon: 8.38

Empire MacKay: 8.23

8.38

No of shafts

1

1

1

1

Machinery

1 Doxford diesel

1 Burmeister & Wain diesel

Empire MacCabe: 1 Doxford diesel

Empire MacColl, Empire MacKay: 1 Burmeister & Wain diesel

Empire MacMahon: 1 Werspoor diesel

1 Sulzer diesel

Gadila: 1 MAN diesel

Power, h. p.

3500

3300

3300

4000

Gadila: 3500

Max speed, kts

12.5

12.5

11

12.7

Fuel, t

diesel oil

diesel oil

diesel oil

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)       
Armament

1 x 1 - 102/40 QF Mk IV, 2 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk I/III, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 aircraft (Swordfish torpedo bombers)

1 x 1 - 102/40 QF Mk IV, 2 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk I/III, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 aircraft (Swordfish torpedo bombers)

Empire MacCabe, Empire MacMahon: 1 x 1 - 102/40 QF Mk IV, 8 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 aircraft (Swordfish torpedo bombers)

Empire MacColl, Empire MacKay: 1 x 1 - 102/40 QF Mk IV, 8 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 3 aircraft (Swordfish torpedo bombers)

1 x 1 - 102/40 QF Mk IV, 2 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk I/III, 6 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 aircraft (Swordfish torpedo bombers)

Electronic equipmenttype 271, type 279 radars type 271, type 279 radars type 271, type 279 radars type 271M, type 279 radars
Complement107 107 122 118


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<i> Empire MacAlpine </i>1943
Empire MacAlpine 1943
<i>Empire MacKendrick</i>
Empire MacKendrick
<i>Empire MacRae</i>
Empire MacRae
<i>Miralda</i>
Miralda


Aircraft facilities(fd - 2,231m², ha - ~ 600m² / 4,380m³)

 (fd - 2,231m², ha - ~ 600m² / 4,380m³): Flight deck: 128.9 (Empire MacAndrew class)-129.3 (Empire MacRae class)x18.9m, hangar was 7.3m in height. There was a lift (12.8x6.7m, 4.5t). Aircraft fuel stowage was 22,700l.   

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