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MV Adula

MAC Auxillary ship
 
 
History


MV Adula was built as a Rapana class auxillary carrier from a tanker. Built by Blythswood, Adula was launched on 28 January 1937, and completed in March 1937. Taken over for conversion and conversion completed in February 1944.

Adula was a MAC conversion conceived and designed by the shipping company which owned this class of ships; the plan was initially rejected by the Navy but later accepeted. Generally similar to previous MAC conversions.

Adula operated as an escort throughout the war. Returned to merchant service postwar, she was scrapped at Briton Ferry in 1953.
 
 

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Ship name Adula
Class Rapana Class (tankers)
Type Merchant aircraft carrier (MAC-ship)
Ships in Class Rapana, Ancylus, Acavus, Alexia, Amastra, Miralda, Adula
Launched  
Tonnage Displacement: 16,000 tons full load
Engines Propulsion: Diesel, 1 shaft, 4,000 bhp
Speed in Knots 11.5 knots
Armament Armament: 1 4 inch, 2 40 mm, 6 20 mm
Crew Complement 118
Range   
Length (ft/inches) 481
Beam (ft/inches) 60
Draught (ft/inches) 27.5
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Armour None
Number of aircraft carried 4
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FURTHER INFORMATION
 
British Forces.com information Details of the ship by British-Forces.com
World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway American based World Aircraft Carrier Lists & Photo Gallery - one of the definitive online sources for British and world aircraft carrier & seaplane tender data, histories and images - over 1000 photos. 
Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T  (1994). 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1994 ISBN: 0 85130 223 8

The World’s Warships 1941 by Francis E. McMurtrie (1944). Janes London 1941 1st ed. 

Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II by Francis E. McMurtrie (Editor)(1984). 320 pages. Crescent Books; ISBN: 0517679639

 
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